I've Got a LEO in the Family Now

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by rjinga, May 12, 2018.

  1. rjinga

    rjinga Member

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    Shortly after graduating from high school, my younger son decided that he wanted to try and become a Georgia State Patrol Trooper. However, you have to be at least 21 when you graduate from Trooper School.

    So, at age 19, after a pretty extensive background check and application process, he started work with the Ga. Dept. of Public Safety, as a Safety Officer at the state capital. After about eight months, and with the encouragement of a couple of command officers, he transferred to the GSP headquarters as a Cadet.

    He stayed there until he left for the 102nd Trooper School on October 1st, 2017. Yesterday, after 32 weeks (1,053 hours of classroom and group instruction, and an additional 480 hours of "on the road" field training), he graduated and is currently the youngest Trooper on the force at 21 years, 3 months, and 18 days.
     
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  2. Glockenator

    Glockenator Active Member

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    Congratulations. Quite an accomplishment, and I bet it was tough. I imagine you're proud of him, and rightfully so.
     
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  3. awanatech

    awanatech Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! I know you are very proud of him. That's great that he had goal at that age & decided on a path that will get him there.
     
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  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Congratulations!
     
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  5. AzB

    AzB Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's impressive. You must be one proud pop!
     
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  6. a_springfield

    a_springfield Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. Do you know where he will be patrolling? So I can try to not meet him in his official capacity.
     
  7. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    Congratulations! That's a proud moment for you and your son. Tell him to be safe out there.
     
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  8. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Congrats. And condolences. Anything like that has a good side and a bad side. Hope the prior is much more frequent than the latter.

    Nemo
     
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  9. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    Congratulations. Being a state Trooper is quite an accomplishment and being the youngest too.
     
  10. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Congratulations. Lots of respect for anyone that makes it into the GSP.