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Saying thanks to good police officers

Saying thanks to good police officers

Postby damama55 » Dec 30th, 2011, 9:07 am

I think it is time to give more recognition to the good done by Police Officers, male and female. It is a stressful job, and often times, they see people at their worst. I for one, am willing to start giving them a pat on the back and telling them,
"Thank you. Without you, we would live in a much different environment. Thank you, for putting your life on the line, sooo many times. Thank you for continuing to do your best, when sometimes it seems your best in not appreciated. Thank you for trying to keep us safe. I am sorry you are painted with the same brush, and it isn't fair."
I am going to give you one example. I hope others will give good examples and help bring up the spirits of officers that are feeling unappreciated. Just a thought that I hope will encourage them.
I was waiting for a bus one evening, and went into the warmth of the shelter. There were a couple of police cars around and probably 4-6 officers. I wasn't sure what was going on, but then heard the officers ask this young man if he was okay, as he was slouching on the bench. They asked him a few times, and he mumbled something. The officers realized he was pretty intoxicated, so they asked where he lived. I believe he told them, or showed them his ID. He was not being rude or belligerent, and, for the state he was in, was trying to be very respectful. The officers were kind enough to offer him a ride home, which he staggeringly accepted. They put him in one of the cars, and then took him home.
I was very impressed with all involved, and wished the officers a great evening, hoping all their calls were that easy.
How about you?? Please, tell us about a good experience you have had or witnessed with our officers.
Hopefully, we can start a snowball effect, where the more it rolls, the bigger it gets, and lets our good officers know,
"We do appreciate what you do, and we know you all face more and see more than any of us could even imagine. Thank you for being there to help protect us."
Heartfelt sympathies to all affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas, Texas and to the families and friends. And to the officer who lost his life in Abbotsford, you were a true hero, too.

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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby Poindexter » Dec 30th, 2011, 9:27 am

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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby goatboy » Dec 30th, 2011, 9:42 am

There's plenty of other bash the RCMP threads, can we keep this one to just positive stories?

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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby Poindexter » Dec 30th, 2011, 9:54 am

goatboy wrote:There's plenty of other bash the RCMP threads, can we keep this one to just positive stories?


You're right, let's hear your positive story.
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby damama55 » Dec 30th, 2011, 9:57 am

Thank you, goatboy and poindexter. Yes, this is what this post is all about--good stories to bring up the moral of the officers. Thanks, again, for your support.
Heartfelt sympathies to all affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas, Texas and to the families and friends. And to the officer who lost his life in Abbotsford, you were a true hero, too.
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby RVThereYet » Dec 30th, 2011, 10:20 am

damama55 wrote:Thank you, goatboy and poindexter. Yes, this is what this post is all about--good stories to bring up the moral of the officers. Thanks, again, for your support.



Like these guys, they took 16 lbs. of dangerous drugs off the streets of Lake Country ... Good police work!

http://www.castanet.net/news/North-Okan ... ounded-pot
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby zzontar » Dec 30th, 2011, 10:29 am

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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby MAPearce » Dec 30th, 2011, 11:12 am

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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 30th, 2011, 11:45 am

There are many great RCMP officers out there, I've never needed their service, but I have talked to many on a casual basis and they're more than willing to help people even if its just asking for directions or joke around a bit. :)
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby MAPearce » Dec 30th, 2011, 12:06 pm

RVThereYet wrote:
damama55 wrote:Thank you, goatboy and poindexter. Yes, this is what this post is all about--good stories to bring up the moral of the officers. Thanks, again, for your support.



Like these guys, they took 16 lbs. of dangerous drugs off the streets of Lake Country ... Good police work!

http://www.castanet.net/news/North-Okan ... ounded-pot


Couldn't imagine the bustling metropolous of Lake Country all whacked out on 16 pounds of drugs....

All ion the same day that is. Can't handle the thought of the carnage...All that laughing and eating . Tragic I say.
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby nextimeround » Dec 30th, 2011, 12:44 pm

zzontar wrote:
RVThereYet wrote:
damama55 wrote:Thank you, goatboy and poindexter. Yes, this is what this post is all about--good stories to bring up the moral of the officers. Thanks, again, for your support.



Like these guys, they took 16 lbs. of dangerous drugs off the streets of Lake Country ... Good police work!

http://www.castanet.net/news/North-Okan ... ounded-pot


Dangerous? Ah, sarcasm!


Let's remember the cops don't set the laws. There are many studies to show that this type of enforcement is causing bigger issues and costing money. Something we should be talking to our elected officials and lawmakers about, not holding police responsible for.
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby DerKaiser » Dec 30th, 2011, 12:57 pm

damama55 wrote:...There were a couple of police cars around and probably 4-6 officers. I wasn't sure what was going on, but then heard the officers ask this young man if he was okay, as he was slouching on the bench...
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby nextimeround » Dec 30th, 2011, 1:12 pm

I have a recent story that involves the Edmonton Police Service. This was told to me by a friend who was involved in this situation and I believe it to be true and accurate. This just happened a few weeks ago.

The police were dispatched to a house of an elderly lady who over the past couple years has been slipping into depression and stopped taking care of herself. One of her relatives called because they had not heard from her for a while and they were worried.

The police found the woman was physically okay but in a state of deep depression. Her house on the other hand was extremely messy and dirty (rotting food and garbage strewn about, broken plumbing, etc.). She had stopped cleaning for some long period of time and was bordering on hoarding (not sure when one is clinically a "hoarder").

The cops who attended could have left it at that, their job was technically done. However in talking with the woman, to get a better sense of her state of mind and overall health, the officer learned that she felt trapped in this growing mess with no way out. i.e. she didn't know where to even start and it was feeding the depression.

The officer brought this back to his boss and they arranged to have the other cops on his shift return on their next days off to help clean. He went on to engage social services and the ladies church group. In one day of hard (and disgusting) work they cleaned her house top to bottom, fixed the plumbing, replaced her broken fridge with a new one (donated by one of the church members) and had social services engaged to help her move forward.

These are cops in one of the most dangerous cities in Canada, who every day are spit at (metaphorically and physically) and who attend the most horrific situations that would make you and I puke.

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Re: Saying Thanks to the Good Police Officers

Postby damama55 » Dec 30th, 2011, 2:09 pm

Thank you for sharing that awesome story of how officers go above and beyond their call of duty. I find when one gives, it not only helps the one we are giving to, but, it also helps ourselves. I hope her family and friends kept in better touch with her and kept her spirits up. The officers did a great service to her.
Heartfelt sympathies to all affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas, Texas and to the families and friends. And to the officer who lost his life in Abbotsford, you were a true hero, too.
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