For our current and fromer LEO's

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by tallbump, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    I saw this on Facebook and thought I'd share

    Sheriff Shayne Heap

    Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve.

    I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted.

    I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. I stopped caring today because parents tell their little kids to be good or “the police will take you away” embedding a fear from year-one. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them of the evil that lurks in the world. They would rather we stay unseen, but close by if needed, but readily available to “fix their kid”.

    I stopped caring today because we work to keep our streets safe from mayhem in the form of reckless, drunk, high, or speeding drivers, only to be hated for it, yet hated even more because we didn't catch the drunk before he killed someone they may know. Never less, we are just another tool used by government to generate "revenue".

    I stopped caring today because Liberals hate the police as we carry guns, scare kids, and take away their drugs. We always kill innocent people with unjust violence. We are called bullies for using a taser during a fight, but are condemned further for not first tasing the guy who pulls a gun on us. And if we do have to shoot, we are asked “why didn’t you just shoot the gun out of their hand?” And when one of us is killed by the countless attacks that do happen (but are rarely reported in the mainstream media) the haters say, "Its just part of the job".

    I stopped caring today because Conservatives hate us as we are “the Government”. We try to take away their guns, freedoms, and liberty at every turn. We represent a “Police State” where “jackbooted-badge wearing thugs” randomly attack innocent people without cause or concern for constitutional rights. We are Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Rodney King all rolled into one lone police officer stopping to help change an old lady's tire.

    I stopped caring today as no one wants us around, but instantly demands answers, results, arrests, when a crime takes place. If a crime isn't solved within the allocated 60 minutes it takes CSI on television, we are inept, incompetent, or covering something up. If we do get “lucky” it was just that and everyone with a Facebook account can post wonderful comments of how “they” would solve the case and how “we” and not nearly as clever.

    I stopped caring today because a video of a cop six states away, from a department that you never heard of, screws up and forgets his oath of honor, thus firing up an internet lynch-mob of cop haters because “we all do the same things” even though 99% of us work twice as hard not to end up in the news and to still be “the good guys”. We are "militarized" because we wear body armor and kevlar helmets when shots are fired or rocks thrown at us and carry scary looking rifles even though everyone knows that they are easier to shoot and are more accurate than a handgun or a shotgun.

    I stopped caring today because the culture of today’s instantly connected youth is only there to take and never give back. To never accept responsibility for ones actions, but to blame everyone else instead of themselves. To ask “what is in it for me?” versus “what can I do for you?” To idolize gangsters, thugs, sexual promiscuous behavoir, and criminals over hard work, dedication, and achievement. To argue that getting stoned should be a right, yet getting a job or an education is a hassle. To steal verus earn. To hate versus help.

    Yes, I stopped caring today.

    But tomorrow, I will put my uniform back on,.................... and I will care again.

    Lt. Daniel Furseth
    DeForest Police (WI)
  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Some days I feel the same; as a teacher, though without the violence and armor...

    But I get the last statement, all the way to my core.

  3. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    On truer words have ever been spoken. Thanks Tall u rock.
  4. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

    Is he reading this forum? Boy does that $#!t sound familiar.
  5. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    Great post, Tall. Thanks!

    Praying for a light at the end of the tunnel. The future of the 'majority' looks bleak tho... :(
  6. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    Conservatives don't hate the local police, they know that they are needed. Conservatives hate FEDERAL police forces like the FBI who go around creating problems that do not exist.
  7. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    I don't even hate the FBI, I just hate the political ass hats and bureaucrats that control it, and use it to do things the Feds shouldn't be involved in.:cool:
  8. EvilE424

    EvilE424 Death to Dishonor Lifetime Supporter

    As an LEO when I hear people cop bashing I always ask them why they don't like cops and usually their answers are based one 1 A-hole or ignorance in regards to use of force policies (ex: center mass shooting as in "I don't know why he/she didn't shoot the perp in the leg" Response: Because then I get sued for not following policy. Thanks for posting this Tall!
  9. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    I found that if you are polite to the police they do not beat or shoot you. Sometime they even let you off with a warning.
  10. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    I've found that if I don't rob stores, I don't see near as many interactions with LEOs
  11. EvilE424

    EvilE424 Death to Dishonor Lifetime Supporter

    I believe in abject honesty when I'm pulled over

    COP: Do you know why I was pulling you over?

    Me: because I was speeding

    COP: Why were you speeding?

    Me: Because I like to go fast, and because I'm really anal about making it to work on time. That makes me want to push the gas pedal hard, and just just feel the rush of getting there quick and fast. When I get there "I'm like wow that was awesome."

    COP: Ok I appreciate your honesty, just try not to speed again.

    Me: Thank you officer (big doe blinky eyes) you're the best!

    Haven't had a ticket yet. I also like this method (For the ADHD ppl fast forward to 2:21 to 2:53) [ame][/ame]
  12. EvilE424

    EvilE424 Death to Dishonor Lifetime Supporter

    Personally I'm so tired of all the negativity. I'm tired of hearing how all of us are criminals who just go out and shoot people at whim. If every L.E.O./Fireman/person/military went on strike it would be interesting to see how the public would act. I think I might start a post about it on FB. A why Emergency personnel/military are good. The stupid news paints us negatively, and never show us doing good things. ERGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. EvilE424

    EvilE424 Death to Dishonor Lifetime Supporter

    a couple of pics that make me feel better

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