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Warring Cops: Making Our Mission Even Tougher

Warring Cops: Making Our Mission Even Tougher

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  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    Completely embarrassing.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    Ditto Feez.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    This situation represents a high degree of un-professional conduct. To think that a Chief is involved and made such comments to another officer is worse. I always tried to treat all other officers with respect as I may need their help one day and vice versa. I hope the Town Managers force these Chiefs and departments
    to amend their behavior and conduct. It's bad enough we have to deal with the "kids" in the" sandbox" when we go to work, but I'd hate to think I have to fear a fellow officer! The only time I have a problem with a fellow officer is if I learn they didn't back me up in a bad situation or, if they were involved in something illegal. In most cases the Department would handle it. The behavior of thse involved above was a disgrace to the badge.

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    about 4 years ago


    Feez:If an officer from a neighboring jurisdiction wants to detain a suspect prior to my arrival, I say go ahead. If that officer wants to make the arrest and take care of the paperwork, I say God Bless Him and I am on to the next call

    Ummm are you sure we didnt come out the same wound. Cause we sure think like twins here. Thats the way it should be done. Im not saying I dont want to do my job. But lets work together here Geez.

  • Bearcat_2_max600_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Unprofessional, disgusting display. I understand wanting to Police your own backyard, but we are all brothers/sisters working towards the same goal. Definitely a not good press for us.

  • Me2_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Okay, in this type of situation. This is me, I would help the female and prolly detain the dirtbag. For the jurisdictional issue, like what we do at my department, will hop on the radio, assuming you have dispatched yourself already, and say somethin like "Can you advise so and so, this is going to be in their area." SIMPLE! Then you hand off the investigation to them! Or, if they weren't as, excuse my language, pissy about 1 call, just let these guys handle the call and continue with your work. More time on the road and less time with stupid calls.

    Thats just me though.

  • Vivian_alone_max50


    about 4 years ago


    As I watched the video I could only shake my head in discuss. But what I have learned been a 22 years veteran officer these things happens when we allow our focus of what the true mission is all about. It is time for us all as Law Enforcement Officers who represent the "Thin Blue Line" to stop and think about what our mission is. the mission is to "Protect and Serve". We have a duty to act and respond to the public and when we fail to carry out that then we have failed the public that we serves. What is really going on with our law enforcement? that's the question the public is probably asking. Have we been trained better than that? Then to see a high ranking officer lose his cool over what would I say as nothing. The officer did what he were suppose to have done (and that is rendered aid) until the jurisdiction agency could get there. There isa class they both can take it's called "Verbal Judo" great class. You learn to ignore high tempered individuals such as that Chief.

  • Icon_max50


    about 4 years ago


    The media wastes no time in showing the police acting badly. It is a shame that there is not fair and balanced coverage of the good works done every day by this nations law enforcement. Fox news especialy is hippocritical as they flash the fair & balanced slogan. MSNBC, CNN, NBC typically are first to display the hiccups of police. I have not seen any coverage on the spike in LEO deaths, specificaly murder of police by any national news outlet. Shameful!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    If an officer from a neighboring jurisdiction wants to detain a suspect prior to my arrival, I say go ahead. If that officer wants to make the arrest and take care of the paperwork, I say God Bless Him and I am on to the next call.

  • My_kids_027_max50


    about 4 years ago


    This was completely childish. If the officers would have just communicated with each other and explained the situation it seems to me it could have been avoided. Like the article said this is hurting all of us in one way or another. I see similar situations all too often and it is ridiculous, we are all in this together no matter what jurisdiction we work for.

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    about 4 years ago


    When feuds take place between departments are we any better than the gangs who fight over their turf. In our town, we, the police department, don't have a problem with an out of state officer stepping up to detain a man that he sees punch a woman in the face. Heck, we will buy him supper. We need to realize that we are all in the same "gang" if that is what it is and we are outnumbered by the bad guys. If some POS is shooting at me and a cop from 6 states away is driving by and blast the a$$ hole, I'm in his debt. I would do the same for him or any other LEO anywhere. C'mon guys, we are in this together to protect the public. It's what we do. I also agree with Fed Security, it starts at the top. Maybe the mayor needs to look at who is running the department and make some changes to eliminate the feud.

  • Badge__pistol__and_knife_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Unfortunately, I've seen feuds similar to this happen a few times in the past. In my opinion, the chiefs and supervisors are at fault because they either fail to stop their officers from feuding, or they themselves perpetuate the feuds. My first department was feuding with the neighboring city department, didn't like working with the nearby tribal department, didn't think much of the state and federal law enforcement rangers, and hated the nearby federal security force. The infighting within the department got to the point where half of the officers left for other jobs in a very short period of time. Two of us left for other police departments. Another officer who had been in the department for over ten years left to go work at a tire shop.

  • Mike11_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Good article Doc. The video left me and most people I know that watched it, angry. It stains us all in the profession, and gives anti-law enforcement individuals and politicians ammunition to feed their personal agendas. This type of conduct causes the "Thin Blue Line" to become thinner. I hope that an "Active Shooter" incident, requiring multiple agency response, never occurs anywhere near this "Turf Line". That would be a nightmare. Territorial fueds and violence occurs with "Outlaw Gangs" not Law Enforcement Professionals. The Chief's deserved fate should be a no-brainer..........

  • 309


    about 4 years ago


    I don't know about anyone else, but If I were an officer in Darby or Cowyln I'd be looking for work with a different agency after this crap happened.

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    about 4 years ago



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