Time For A Pause and Thank You!

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  1. Annie
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/bush

    My uncle was a lieutenant on CPD. My brother is Deputy Chief of Police on large suburban force. My nephew just graduated Summa Cum Laude in Law Enforcement and completed his internship with Secret Service, My son is studying for law enforcement.

    I remember 9/11 and the firefighters and the policemen, and the Port Authority workers. These are our first responders, these are those that help us, day in and day out:

     
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    I will gladly join you in giving thanks.
     
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    As will I!!!!!!!!! :salute: :salute: :salute:
     
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    Absolutely, these guys are unsung heroes who deserve our admiration and respect. From time to time there will be a few bad apples on the force, but these few are insignificant when compared to the overall number who serve with valor and honor.
     
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    Years ago I was walking down a sidewalk near the Atlanta police HQ and from the opposite way came an officer, going into work I guess..I stopped him and ask "how long have you been a policeman"?
    He said, "8 years". I extended my hand to him and said "thanks".
    He first took a step back away from me, big surprise for him I guess, I'm sure he was thinking some wacko wants to shake my hand, why, where's the gun or knife?
    His shock was clear, so with my hand still extended I followed quickly with "tell all the other guys thanks too".
    With that he stepped back toward me, we shook hands, he smiled,
    and that was that...
    I think it made him feel good..I know I did.
     
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    Im fairly sure that doesn't happen to them very often, you probably made his week.
     
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    My nephew I mentioned in the first post, is graduating from the police academy tomorrow, first in his class. I spoke with my brother today, to make arrangements on how to get my dad there, as the parking situation is tough regarding nearly a half mile walk.

    Seems my brother will be dressed in his 'dress uniform' to present my nephew his diploma! His Chief, the other deputy chief, and the City manager are going to attend also. (BTW, the nephew is employed by another city, my brother did not want him applying where he works, though same county.)

    Anyways, just another pause to say, I love policemen! (The good ones only! :beer: )
     
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    Honored that you quoted my post of so long ago.

    My best to yer nephew, and your law enforcement family.

    Shake his hand at Graduation, and say "Thank You" from Mr. P.:thup:
     
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    Thank you. Seriously, we do not stop and think of those who give so much for all of us. I'd mention teachers, but nah, too many aren't that great. Police, fire, military, medical personelle, sanitation workers/garbage men...
     
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    Everyone serves. We should all thank each other because we all depend on one another. So - thank you to everyone else.
     

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