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Posted: 9/8/2005 10:58:36 AM EDT
Well, she made it folks. Now an official LEO after 1600 today. I am sad my best friend is moving on, but oh, so very proud of her. It is not what I wanted for her, but it is what she wanted. Through BS defensive tactics, my dogs eating her boots, school, and frustration with a fear of failure, she has come to fruition.

What pees me off is that out of everyone she invited, all of her family had something better to do. Every single one of them had another place to be. She was in tears last night, half of relief, and half of remorse that, yet once again, our willingness to help others means nothing to them.

Well, as much as I should be working... By God, I will be there. Her (get this) brother's ex-girlfriend, my mom, and myself are the only ones who seem to have the time to celebrate this day with her. Normally I am a shallow person when it comes to such things, but the look of disappointment in her eyes was too much. I will be there.

So, hating change as I do, I will say goodbye to an old part of my life and welcome, as much as possible, a new aspect. If you can make it, I will be the guy in the black T-shirt in the front row, with plenty of room for you. If not, I ask for your prayers and well-wishes - this is my best friend, and I love her.

I will post pictures tonight for any who are interested.

I'd like to ask a favor, please?

No matter if you are TBO, txleapd, partspin, OITW, Pontificator, etc... Will you send her an email of congratulations? Please? She has so little support, and yet such a heart, and what dedication! Even if you don't agree with her chosen career, she made her goals come true. Surely that is worth a few characters of text?

Just a little email saying congratulations, thank you, been following your progress, wanted to let you know I care, etc, anything. Her family gave up on her this time (a redundancy in her life) so I am asking for my friends here in ARFCOM to type a short note. It would be the best present ever for her.

Her email is camyk9@hotmail.com

Here is a chance for us all to support someone trying to do good in this world. Whether we like cops or not, I would be in debt to you if you could just type her a small mail - tell me here, of course, as we might foster encouragement of others to do the same. But the more she recieves... Well, I can't think of a better present. Will you join me in this, please?

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 4:28:00 PM EDT
Well this sucks, had I known that her graduation was today I would have attended in full dress green.
It would have been a great departure from the funerals for me, and a chance to yell w00t as they pinned her.
I'll send her an official DHS E Mail tonight (hey us JBTs gotta stick together).
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:59:04 PM EDT
... I will send her a congratulatory e-mail from my business address tomorrow

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:09:28 PM EDT
I'll send her one. Where is she going to work?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:22:53 PM EDT
She is 3rd shift at 4th Ave. I am going to do some pics now
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:25:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 7:55:25 PM EDT by richardh247]
I am really sorry about the poor quality. I went out and bought a 5 mega pixel camera, but either I can't use it right or I got a bad one or something.

Entering the training facility

The breifing screen

The breifing room

The Honor Guard

Guess who taught her the position of attention? She is the one in the middle of the picture, the little squirt

Getting her degree from Sheriff Arpaio

The celebratory cake

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:27:24 PM EDT
I really need to learn how to use that camera.

I have everything on video, too, and that is crystal clear.

What I really need is someone who I can send a copy of this DVD to and can put it in a format people here can see. It is a short, 10 minute or so movie of the training, and ol Camy got herself a snoot full of OC! Funnier than hell, and we were all laughing like crazy.

Can anyone help me out taking bits and pieces of the DVD and editing them so I can post it here? I'll gladly pay you for your efforts.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:40:30 PM EDT
You are justified in being as proud as you are.
sent this to her.

I know you don't know me but I want to congratulate you on your achievement. I read Richards post on AR15.com and would be as proud as he is if you were my daughter. Glad to have you working for our safety. Take care and be proud.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:16:21 PM EDT
Will do my Brother!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:48:12 PM EDT
I sent her a congrats and welcome aboard, from one D.O to another. I forgot to mention to her that Sgt Lawhorn was my class sergeant too, 2 1/2 years ago.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:58:43 PM EDT
Email sent.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:35:57 PM EDT
It was my pleasure to send her a big congrats!

Thanks for sharing that with us Richard.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:37:20 AM EDT
Email sent Rich! Damn...I just Looove a woman in uniform!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:08:22 AM EDT
Hey all, thanks so much! With her family and friends blowing her off, I wanted her to know she does, indeed, have support she might not even be aware of. And y'all have made that happen, along with the great folks over at AZ Shooting and Glock Talk.

I won't soon forget this. You really brought a wide smile to a somewhat downtrowden lady.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 5:24:58 AM EDT
e-mail sent
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:26:50 AM EDT
e-mail sent last night

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:37:44 PM EDT
email sent. sorry for being a little late
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:44:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fireputrouter:
email sent. sorry for being a little late

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:20:34 PM EDT
I was happy to send an e-mail saying congrats, as well as a "thank you"!
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