I spent 17 years in Law Enforcement. Was just starting my 18th year and got hurt on the job. Sucks to go out that way but I couldn't let one of my fellow officers get hurt because of me. the mind said not ready to quit but the body said "what the h... were you thinking?"
Dan and Lori Branson
Anna 1 (the rescue) Sarah (the rescue)
and Beau (waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)
2005 Dodge QuadCab 2500 4x4 Hemi
2009 Open Range 337RLS
RV.Net Ohio Rally Member
Both myself and the DW are retired Law Enforcement (28 and 27 years respectively)Although we both have other jobs now, we enjoy our camping time and have camped on and off our entire lives. We now have a group of about 10 other RV's that are all freinds and have either retired or still on the job. We make camp outs every 2 months with this group and have a good relaxing time.
See y'all down the road. Be safe,
Steve & Joyce
2011 Chevrolet 2500 Z71 4X4
2013 Montana High Country 343 RL
1996 Celebrity 200 Boat
2000 Yamaha 1200 LTD Waverunner
2012 Ford Mustang GT (Mama's ride)
Vítejte na víkend doma a Steve Joyce
Only got 8 years on but ive taken every promotional exam ive been eligible for and ive gone as far as I want to go and am now just gonna cruise for the next 22 years. It took me 6 years to get to this position and For the first time in my career im gonna not have to worry about resumes, classes, interviews. Anymore and it sure is *****in. We have been struggling like any other so cal dept but its starting to level out now. Im 3rd gen but weve all worked for different departments and I really couldnt ask for any better in my life. I truly am blessed.
I may be a little different in that I dont have any stickers on my trucks or toys and dont wear ff t shirts off duty. Its not that im not proud of it, its just that I am there a third of my life and I really like to keep my work and family life seperate. We dont really talk about it at family get togethers and its the way we like it. Also in Caljfornia there has been a growing hatred/resentment towards public safety because of our pay and benefits. I dont really like people knowing how I make and spend my money ( toyhaulers, jetskis, big trucks....the usual) and I dont like people knowing that I only work ten days a month because its really none of their business haha. Anyways I dont mean to rant. Thanks
Yet you describe your personal life more than anyone in this thread.
well you dont see me doing it in any other threads do you? I only did it because this is the firefighter/ cop thread. Just venting to some people who may have something in common with me. I take it you just dont agree with me or??? From now on just skip my posts so you dont get your panties in a bunch and feel the need to make stupid comments.
35+ years Fire/EMS. Semi-retired so I can travel with my DW. Currently Deputy Chief/Medic. Served as Career/Volunteer/Call/Private EMS/Instructor - just not smart enough to give it all up!!! FD plate on the rig starts many conversations with Brothers and Sisters. Be safe out there! ST
Two and a hound in a 2003 Roadtrek 190P and a pair of Limmers... First 50 done, working on the second pass!
44 years and counting in a volunteer department, last 24 as Assistant Chief and Treasure. My dad has been in the department for 60 years and still makes meetings. Made most of the day time calls until the middle of 2011.