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Any advice to a soon to be officer?

Discussion in 'LEO Bubbas' started by LukeIronSight, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Rob Boudrie

    Rob Boudrie

    Apr 24, 2005
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    Never heard of a warning for OUI, however, I do not personally know politicians or powerful people.

  2. smokey-seven

    smokey-seven NES Member

    May 3, 2010
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    North Shore
    Many years back, Boston would take delivery on a new ladder truck about 350K (very, very old price) and send it to the FD maintenance shop. They would remove the front bumper and weld in a 3/8" steel bumper with multiple reinforcement points of very strong steel and 45 degree angled corners.

    When they were in a narrow street and came across a double parked car while in response, they would push it to the next intersection, dump it there, back up and continue. I loved it.

    I also loved taking out 2 car windows and running the large line through the car while leaving the couplings a bit loose. Always had a cop ticket the car for parking on a hydrant, that way the insurance company was not liable for payment due to illegal parking. Always more fun below freezing!

    re short jacking... Under orders, I put an outrigger down through a VW bug and squashed it like the bug it was.
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  3. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

    Feb 26, 2005
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    Escaping to NH
    Our town used to do this routinely (if no accident) back in the 1970s and 1980s . . . until the town got sued for NOT arresting their Son, who stopped to talk with a cop (not a MV stop) and was sober at the time, after he left he was found dead and drunk . . . struck a tree on a curve. After that orders were to arrest anyone OUI.
  4. ProGun

    ProGun NES Member

    Dec 28, 2012
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    Bizarro World
    I think this may have been common in many places years ago. I remember my dad telling me this was pretty common back in the 60s-70s. We lived in Michigan back then.
  5. Roland Deschain

    Roland Deschain NES Member

    Feb 22, 2009
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    Be a human being. Take nothing personally. Learn to shoot. Learn to fight. But most importantly... LEARN TO TALK so you don't have to do either of them.
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  6. AntiHippie


    Feb 8, 2010
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    Just saw a thread about that very thing. NJ State Trooper, I think. Not to say it's okay at all or in any way appropriate, don't get me wrong. OUI is not something I'd agree with warning. My point in saying "everything is warnable" is that every situation is not a nail that needs to be hammered. And, if you don't write it it didn't happen, so if you don't write it - it didn't happen. That works a few different ways when you use your head and exercise discretion.
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  7. AHM

    AHM NES Member

    Dec 30, 2013
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    Two good tidbits from the specific article highlighting that photo:
    1. Prowl car wasn't squished maliciously. Someone paced around the apparatus and verified that nothing was in the way. Then the cop parked next to the jack, invisibly to the guy at the control panel. So it was actually an accident. (And they were bracing the ladder truck because believe it or not, there were actual people hanging out of windows at the fire, screaming "help! help!").
    2. Reader comment wins the day:
    "Safe as kittens", LOL.

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