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Matt from Washington state,


I have worked in my career field of Industrial refrigeration for 20 years.  My duties include working closely with owners and contractors supervising installations as well as servicing.  At 39 years old, I can no longer keep up with my current work pace.  I have had a few 100+ hour work weeks, coupled with bent over, crouching, out of position marathons.  I am surrounded by ungrateful, money hungry, non-structured, micro managers on one side and find little satisfaction in what I do.  As I mature, I realize the need to serve my fellow man, not only for that reason alone, but for myself and my son.  I have always been a late bloomer, and now I start my journey to becoming an LEO.


I am strong, healthy and active and completely at peace with all my past history.  This will be an uphill battle, and I will enjoy every minute of it.


 


Thanks for having me!

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One never knows when the calling will come. Do not get fixed on your age thinking you may be to old. I've seen applicants enter the academy in their 50's. Follow your dream and good luck.

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Big bump to my friend uncledennis.Much good luck to you Matt.Hope you make it and are pleased with your decision.A hearty welcome to Police Link from the state of Missouri.

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Welcome to Police Link from Philly.


Doc


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Troll Hunter, "Doc", LEO Supporter.
It's not the falling down, it's the staying down.

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 Welcome from sunny south Florida.


 

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 You're never too old to pursue your dreams. Just before I retired, I hired a first time officer who was 40. I wish I'd had an entire department of Dwaynes. He was not afraid to ask a question for fear of being looked at as "dumb". He was focused, made wise decisions, and a joy to work with. If I had it to do over again, I would..........in a heartbeat. Best of luck to you from southeastern PA as you follow your dream.

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 Welcome to PL from NC. 


Everyone else hit the nail on the head. Don't let age be a hang up. You are only 39!!! Still have a whole lot of life left in you. Live it!


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but I know a few

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 Welcome to PL from PA.   Follow your dreams at any age.


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Welcome to Police Link, from Ohio!!  Best wishes in fulfilling your dream!


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 Welcome to policelink. Good luck with your dream.

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Welcome to PL...

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Welcome to PL from NC and glad you have found your calling; to become a LEO.  One of the hardest things in life to accomplish is figuring out what you have a passion for career-wise, in my opinion.  It doesn't matter how old you are, as long as you figured that out.  Congratulations! :)  I wish you the best of luck in this new endeavor as you move ahead in the process. 


There are so many great and knowledgeable people on this Site... I think you will really like it here.  Enjoy! :)


"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan

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Welcome to PL from the midwest, and best of luck in pursuing a LE career.

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Welcome to PL from New Jersey.

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 Welcome to PL from another Ohioan.  At most agencies you're still good to go at that age.  You're still a youngster.  Best of luck in pursuing your dream Matt.

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Welcome to PL.  Try not to take it too hard when LSU whips y'all on the 8th of September.  GEAUX TIGERS!!


Never, never, never give up. - Winston Churchill