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Old 10-12-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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My Retirement Date is 10/18/09

Hi folks! New to this forum but glad I found it. I will retire from a 32-year law enforcement career in six days. I am 56. In many ways this IS an early retirement. It seems to have taken so long to get here over the past year or so. I know the feeling of having to wait those last couple of years or months or days. It will sneak up on most of you...

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
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Hey Dennis,...congrats dude and well done! 30 yr copper myself and going 0n 12/18/09 to the other side....just joined this thing 5 minutes ago so I'm pretty unfamiliar with it.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:07 PM   #3
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Your going out 3 months to the day after I leave. Good job.

I just joined this forum about 90 minutes ago. Good coincidence. Have a safe journey bud!
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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Uh, oh, more police--we are going to have to behave ourselves. As if that's possible

Welcome and congratulations on the retirements, to both of you! There are several in your soon-to-be-former profession here.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:52 PM   #5
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You don't have to behave on my account. I didn't like writing tickets anyway and we all had our rowdy days..
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:17 AM   #6
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You don't have to behave on my account.
WooooHooooooo.....Free Pass
Just kidding.
Welcome to the forum to both newcomers in this thread and by all means share your countdowns.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:30 AM   #7
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:56 AM   #8
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WooooHooooooo.....Free Pass
Just kidding.
Welcome to the forum to both newcomers in this thread and by all means share your countdowns.
... and I thought we were going to have to have the mods delete the did you smoke pot thread.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:03 AM   #9
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... and I thought we were going to have to have the mods delete the did you smoke pot thread.
I'm sure it is only coincidental we have a number of narcs law enforcement officers register on the forum a few days after that poll...

Welcome! You have the right to remain silent - but lurking isn't much fun, so join in the conversation.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:22 AM   #10
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Welcome to the forum! I also retired after 29 years in law enforcement.

There are a number of others here also. I think you'll find the forum informative as long as you don't get addicted to it....
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I smoked pot twice in 1968 at a friends house. The second time it was laced with something. Bad experience and it cured my curiosity. Never tried the heavy stuff.

During my career I didn't care about pot smokers. I focused on the more dangerous societal issues..
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:53 AM   #12
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OK, I officially retired on 10/19 (our police code for "returning to the station", which I did for the last time!) Been good so far, but I know I will be looking for something else to do before long.

At least I'll a bit more time to post on this site.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:21 PM   #14
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And where have you been since 10/20 -- enjoying your freedom too much to remember us ?

CONGRATULATIONS!
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:28 PM   #15
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Congratulations, mrpd114!

I retired in early November and I agree, it's ben SO good, so far.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:46 PM   #16
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Bestwifeever, you "busted" me on that one. I plead guilty to temporary abandonment of this great site. I will try to make up for the lost time, but as W2R said, it's been good so far!
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Hey Dennis....(and others) been awhile since I have been here, but I did pull the trigger on e/r on 12/18/09 and now have had weeks to evaluate the first stages. After 30 years of looking (and usually finding) the worst in folks, I feel like a 200 lb barbell is off my chest!!!!! What a joy to find the best in folks for a change!!!!....I honestly feel like I know what it feels like to win the lottery and begin a new life......probably will return to some sort of activity but like others have said here, "It will be on MY terms!!"..mike
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:01 PM   #18
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Hey Mike, congratulations on your pulling the pin! You deserved it. Feels good, doesn't it!!

W2R, you mentioned on 12/16 that your retirement has been "good so far" How you doing now. Any adjustment issues? It took me a couple of weeks to adjust and realize I was not just on vacation.

Been awhile since I have posted here too. My only excuse is that, like many have said, I am busier in my retirement than I was while working, or so it seems. Been almost 4 months now. Moved upstate to a brand new house in Redding, Ca and finally getting settled in. Starting to plan a trip to Hawaii in a few weeks. Need to relax...
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W2R, you mentioned on 12/16 that your retirement has been "good so far" How you doing now. Any adjustment issues? It took me a couple of weeks to adjust and realize I was not just on vacation.
I think I still must be adjusting, because I am still on cloud nine and I haven't become bored yet either.

I guess the only adjustment issue is that because I enjoy the early morning hours, I think would like to get up earlier than I have been. This would also entail going to bed earlier than I have been. However, getting up earlier hasn't been a serious enough wish to inspire me to set my alarm.

This is definitely better than a vacation, just as a vacation is better than a weekend.
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Late to this thread, but welcome mrpd114 and geerman. I love it, geerman, that you can now look for the best in people. I am sure that both of you have seen way too much of the bad in people. Glad to hear that you are both enjoying retirement. I will be retired 4 years 6/2 and the time has flown. Enjoying every minute of it also.
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