Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-30-2007, 09:10 AM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
LeatherneckPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Williamsport
Posts: 489
When a LEO retires.....

I know there are other LEO's here, so I thought I would share something I received yesterday. Enjoy what you have earned, my brothers.

When a good man leaves the job and retires to a better life, many are jealous, some are pleased and yet others, who may have already retired, wonder. We wonder if he [she] knows what they are leaving behind, because we already know. We know for example that after a lifetime of camaraderie that few experience, it will remain as a longing for those past times. We know in the law enforcement life there is a fellowship which lasts long after the uniforms are hung up in the back of the closet. We know even if he throws them away, they will be on him with every step and breathe that remains in his frame. We also know how the very bearing of the man speaks of what he was and in his heart still is.

These are the burdens of the job. You will still look at people suspiciously, still see what others do not see or choose to ignore and always will look at the rest of the law enforcement world with a respect for what they do; only grown in a lifetime of knowing. Never think for one moment you are escaping from the life. You are only escaping the job and we are merely allowing you to leave active duty.

So what I wish for you is that whenever you ease into retirement, in your heart you never forget for one moment that Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called children of God, and you are still a member of the greatest fraternity the world has ever known.
__________________

__________________
"Iron" Mike - Semper Fi
Jack of all trades; Master of none.
LeatherneckPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-30-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,616
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by retiredbop
... you are still a member of the greatest fraternity the world has ever known.
And here I thought you were talking about USMC.

In retirement you now have the time to join other fraternities, too...
__________________

__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-30-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
 
Posts: n/a
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords
And here I thought you were talking about USMC.

In retirement you now have the time to join other fraternities, too...
Heck I thought he was talking about people born the end of July and Most of August!

I am a LEO and so is my wife!
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-30-2007, 02:00 PM   #4
Recycles dryer sheets
LeatherneckPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Williamsport
Posts: 489
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Nords, I belive that post could have easily applied to anyone who has committed a portion of their live to military service. Those of us who have put it on the line with our fellows (be it US mil or LEO/firefighters) have shared something the sheltered will never fully understand.

I salute all such persons.
__________________
"Iron" Mike - Semper Fi
Jack of all trades; Master of none.
LeatherneckPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-30-2007, 05:05 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cut-Throat
I am a LEO and so is my wife!
Same here.

What a frickin surprise.
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-30-2007, 05:12 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
laurence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,234
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Hmm, I'm a Leo too, but my Uncle is the LEO RetiredBop is refferring to.

DW is born in first part of December, can't remember what that sign is ( I never trusted that pick up line).
__________________
laurence is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-30-2007, 09:06 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,014
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Leos rule!

Generous and warmhearted
Creative and enthusiastic
Broad-minded and expansive
Faithful and loving

On the dark side....

Pompous and patronizing
Bossy and interfering
Dogmatic and intolerant

From Astrology on line

__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-30-2007, 09:12 PM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Ah...blow me!


__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-31-2007, 08:28 AM   #9
Recycles dryer sheets
LeatherneckPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Williamsport
Posts: 489
Re: When a LEO retires.....

ROFLMAO! Meadbh, Ive never placed much stock in that Astrology stuff, but that suits the majority of folks in my profession very well. Self included.
__________________
"Iron" Mike - Semper Fi
Jack of all trades; Master of none.
LeatherneckPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-31-2007, 12:49 PM   #10
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Astrology is pretty simple, but the cause and effect are reversed. All your life you read and are told about the 'qualities' of your 'sign', and since they're generally positive or at least 'delightfully devilish' characteristics, you begin to adopt them.

If someone threw in an additional sign "the schmuck" where you "often are a butthead and eat from the wrong end of the spoon", I doubt you'd see much adoption for folks born in that period...
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-31-2007, 01:25 PM   #11
Recycles dryer sheets
LeatherneckPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Williamsport
Posts: 489
Re: When a LEO retires.....

HEY! You've been watching me eat!
__________________
"Iron" Mike - Semper Fi
Jack of all trades; Master of none.
LeatherneckPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-31-2007, 02:08 PM   #12
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6
Re: When a LEO retires.....

WOW...I have been lurking on the Early Retirement Website for some time now but have never posted before. My wife and I are police officers in Ohio and I hope to retire soon(32 years service). This post really caught my eye and compelled me to respond...didnt realize there were so many brothers in blue on this site. Uncanny how many of us are also married to LEO's ! Cut-throat...have always enjoyed your posts..didnt realize you were also a LEO. It's interesting how LEO's are drawn to the outdoor sports ..I'm a fellow trout fisherman,hunter, backpacker,etc. Best wishes to all the other members in the saftey forces out there!!
__________________
akrono is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-31-2007, 03:22 PM   #13
 
Posts: n/a
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by akrono
WOW...I have been lurking on the Early Retirement Website for some time now but have never posted before. My wife and I are police officers in Ohio and I hope to retire soon(32 years service). This post really caught my eye and compelled me to respond...didnt realize there were so many brothers in blue on this site. Uncanny how many of us are also married to LEO's ! Cut-throat...have always enjoyed your posts..didnt realize you were also a LEO. It's interesting how LEO's are drawn to the outdoor sports ..I'm a fellow trout fisherman,hunter, backpacker,etc. Best wishes to all the other members in the saftey forces out there!!
Well, just so you understand, I am Leo in that I was born in late July. Professionaly I was a Software Developer. - Never have given anyone a ticket!
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-31-2007, 05:06 PM   #14
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 8,634
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cut-Throat
Well, just so you understand, I am Leo in that I was born in late July. Professionaly I was a Software Developer. - Never have given anyone a ticket!
A geek with a fly! Now you scared akrono away and he will never post again.
__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-31-2007, 05:33 PM   #15
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 585
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by donheff
A geek with a fly! Now you scared akrono away and he will never post again.
LEO's scare me, but software developers - Never!
__________________
Cut-Throat is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 01-31-2007, 05:50 PM   #16
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 7,408
Re: When a LEO retires.....

LEO, left handed, INTJ, en-ga-neer in a former life-

woe is me or whoopee??

heh heh heh - WITH a Curmudgeon Certificate.
__________________
unclemick is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 02-01-2007, 09:47 AM   #17
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 42
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Thanks to all of you front line LEO's.

I'm a second line Law enforcement person. I'm an Assistant D.A, the second part of the Law and Order TV show. We see some of the things you front liners see after it's been prettied up a bit. Still after trying numerous murder, rape, and child molestation cases my view of the people in this world is a bit skewed. I love the job, but one day when I retire (hopefully sooner rather than later), I want to w*rk or volunteer with a place where everyone is happy. Right now I'm thinking ballpark usher or playboy mansion gardener. My wife says I'll live longer being an usher !

Thanks to all the poilice/fire/military guys and gals out there, reitred or not!

Mudd
__________________
Mudd is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 02-01-2007, 09:56 AM   #18
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,616
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudd
I want to w*rk or volunteer with a place where everyone is happy. Right now I'm thinking ballpark usher or playboy mansion gardener. My wife says I'll live longer being an usher !
Hmmm, live longer in marital bliss or die happy pursuing my interests... I'm thinking, I'm thinking!
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 02-01-2007, 01:01 PM   #19
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6
Re: When a LEO retires.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudd
Thanks to all of you front line LEO's.

I'm a second line Law enforcement person. I'm an Assistant D.A, the second part of the Law and Order TV show. We see some of the things you front liners see after it's been prettied up a bit. Still after trying numerous murder, rape, and child molestation cases my view of the people in this world is a bit skewed. I love the job, but one day when I retire (hopefully sooner rather than later), I want to w*rk or volunteer with a place where everyone is happy. Right now I'm thinking ballpark usher or playboy mansion gardener. My wife says I'll live longer being an usher !

Thanks to all the poilice/fire/military guys and gals out there, reitred or not!

Mudd
__________________
akrono is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When a LEO retires.....
Old 02-01-2007, 01:14 PM   #20
Moderator Emeritus
laurence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,234
Re: When a LEO retires.....

My MIL is a probation officer, it's definitely made her a little more cynical and paranoid. It's comforting to know when Tori is being babysat her grandma is a 46 year old who does kick box aerobics and is a good shot.
__________________

__________________
laurence is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kim Clijsters Retires Early at 23. retire@40 Young Dreamers 16 07-14-2007 05:08 PM
Bob Barker Retires at 80 Canadian Grunt FIRE and Money 9 05-17-2007 03:14 PM
O'Conner retires laurence Other topics 35 10-31-2005 02:38 PM
Ronco's Ron Popeil retires at 70. Nords Other topics 8 10-03-2005 08:55 PM
What if nobody retires? sgeeeee Life after FIRE 17 12-09-2004 02:25 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:28 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.