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Originally posted by whatukno
I feel for you, I know quite a lot of cops that are good honest people that are quite professional and do their jobs right.
I have noticed a lot of anti cop posts here on ATS and it's quite unfair. I would say that for every report of abuse by the police that makes its way to threads here there are 10 unreported acts of civility and professionalism above and beyond the call of duty preformed by your average cop.
But no one is going to post those stories, do you want to know why?
Because no one films a cop being a nice guy, no one films a cop actually listening to a suspect and figuring out that they haven't done anything wrong. No one will film a cop helping someone out of the goodness of their heart. Why should they? That's what cops are supposed to do.
It's a thankless job, I understand that. I appreciate what cops do. But in the court of ATS public opinion, cops are all bad. (I think many of these posts are made cause a cop took someones pot away once.)
Keep the faith, some of us appreciate what you do for your community.
Originally posted by seeashrink
...I have always been proud to be an LEO and I have always been proud of the job I do. But, the last couple of years I have become distressed and discouraged about the job because of the hatred of police that exist now. If I were offered a job tomorrow making what I am making now doing something else, I would probably take it, and I say that with great sadness...
Yes, I am a Police Officer. I have been for over 11 years now I guess.
he told me that my services were no longer needed and fired me.
I have always been proud to be an LEO and I have always been proud of the job I do. But, the last couple of years I have become distressed and discouraged about the job because of the hatred of police that exist now. If I were offered a job tomorrow making what I am making now doing something else, I would probably take it, and I say that with great sadness.
Originally posted by seeashrink
I don't want to appear wishy-washy but it seems a disservice not to elaborate on the story and to help clear up some misunderstandings.
You could say that is where my trouble first started. You wanted details, so you are going to get them. I'm sorry for the length of this post. The high ranking deputy that was on the deck of my girlfriend's house that day was my supervisor in the jail. His wife worked for him in the jail but was assigned to me. I immediatley saw this as a problem and I approached him about it. He said that is would not be an issue. It was. She was constantly trying to undermine my position by running to her husband with every decision I made. This caused a great deal of tension between me and my supervisor. He did not like me because I was by the book and he was not. I used the chain of command by discussing it with my supervisor. He did not give me satisfaction, so I informed him that I would be talking to his superior which was a captain. The Captain R.O.A.D. (retired on active duty) and did not want any part of it. I then went to the Chief Deputy with the Captain's blessing and the Chief Deputy suggested I talk to the Sheriff, which I did.