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I would like to focus for a moment on those cops that are "not" stories.

They are the cops that go about their business in a professional manner each day. Those that respect the Constitution and treat people with courtesy and respect. Those that apply their authority fairly and without passion. In short those that don't make the news on a regular basis if at all and by far outnumber those that make the news for misdeeds and violations of the trust places upon them when they take their oaths and pin on their badges.

I'd also like to thank all of the other "nots". The doctors that do the best for their patients and don't commit malpractice. The soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines that carry out their duty without running in front of cameras or getting busted for crimes that place a negative light on their respective services. The postal worker that actually does deliver the mail. The customer service people that actually do their best to provide good customer service. The lawyers that do their best for their clients.

In short, thanks to all of those that don't make the news.
 

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said very well legacy

In todays society there will always be rotten apples in every bunch. The important thing to remember is that they never represent the mass. Perception is very easly changed.
 

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legacy38 said:
I would like to focus for a moment on those cops that are "not" stories.
:roll: Cops, phhht, always wanting to focus on themselves. :roll:

Yes, keep up the good honest work, legacy! =D>
 

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legacy38 said:
I would like to focus for a moment on those cops that are "not" stories.
:roll: Cops, phhht, always wanting to focus on themselves. :roll:

Yes, keep up the good honest work, legacy! =D>
I've made the papers, but not in a bad way; so, I don't count in this one.
 

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Can we also get a shout out to all the CCW holders and citizens who use their weapons lawfully in self-defense of themselves or others... instead on focusing on the criminals who use their illegal weapons for mayhem and destruction?
 

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Can we also get a shout out to all the CCW holders and citizens who use their weapons lawfully in self-defense of themselves or others... instead on focusing on the criminals who use their illegal weapons for mayhem and destruction?
Yup, right along with airline pilots that didn't crash.
 

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Thanks legacy.

Maybe it's because the vast, vast majority are "nots" that we tend to focus on the very few who break the rules.

Airlines are a wonderful analogy; it doesn't make the news when they take off and land, only when they take off and crash...

How many LEOs are there in this country? You'd be surprised! Yet, at most, one or two a week make the news...

Information from: U.S. Department of Justice · Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/lawenf.htm

Law Enforcement Statistics

Summary findings

In 2004 there were more than 800,000 full-time sworn law enforcement officers in the United States
Type of agency Number of agencies Number of full-time
sworn officers

Total 836,787


(The first number is the number of agencies, the second is the number of sworn officers.)

All State and local 17,876 731,903
Local police 12,766 446,974
Sheriff 3,067 175,018
Primary State 49 58,190
Special jurisdiction 1,481 49,398
Constable/Marshal 513 2,323
Federal* 104,884

Note: Special jurisdiction category includes both State-level and local-level agencies. Consolidated police-sheriffs are included under local police category. Agency counts exclude those operating on a part-time basis.
*Non-military federal officers authorized to carry firearms and make arrests.

:bowdown: Thanks again Legacy!


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