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Posted: 5/8/2003 7:31:57 PM EDT
Just got home from Day one of the academy. Head hurts, feet hurt, butt hurts(two hour commute each way). Memo's to write yet tonight. Just 712 hours to go!:)
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 7:34:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 10:43:44 PM EDT
Dude , I know it can suck at times , just keep your head up , take good notes , and never Volunteer for any thing when it comes to D.T.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 10:59:23 PM EDT
You gonna be a highway bandit(wsp), or a real cop?
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 3:56:40 AM EDT
deputy. Hey look, it's 0445, time to head out..
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:26:05 AM EDT
What's wrong with being a ramprat?
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 10:33:34 AM EDT
ONLY 716 more hours to go? Man you got it made! You're on the downhill slide now! And making all that great money, too.... Hang in there bro. I taught basic school for years, and it's really a long haul for the students. Seems like more quit because they get tired of the grind than because they can't handle the work. You'll make it if you really want to. Don't forget to give your spouse/GF/parents etc. a pat on the back from time to time. It's as rough on them as it is on you......
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:51:07 PM EDT
Ramprat - isn't it an awefully boring job?
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:59:20 PM EDT
Ramprat? More like AAA with a gun here in Oklahoma...lol.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 1:04:05 PM EDT
I like deputies. Got one of my tickets from a Thurston County Deputy. Nice guy. The WSP wasnt so cool, he just wanted money. What county? Here in Thurston the Sherriff is Gary Edwards. My dad knows him, says hes a good man. That said, Dallas Hogan, the Deputy that was arrested for rape, arrested a felon in my yard. Good luck.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 1:57:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By okrobocop: Ramprat? More like AAA with a gun here in Oklahoma...lol.
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Link Posted: 5/12/2003 2:13:44 PM EDT
Hey pale. Your down by OKC right? I start with TCSO on June 2nd.
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 12:29:53 AM EDT
So tell us about Day 2, Day 3 and more... J/K. I feel your pain. When I went through the academy it was a mere 22 weeks long with an 8 month FTO program. Two guys in my academy had the extended FTO program of 12 months...both were kinda slow I hear.
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 7:21:10 PM EDT
sixgunsblazing Good luck. I'm just starting the process now. When you get 5 minutes after this is all over I'm going to bust your chops for some tips. I've got a hernia surgery on the 23rd that will take me out of action for three weeks but I'm still on target to start testing and interviewing this year. I'm in Edmonds. Where are you? South, East, West, or North of Normandy park? When I do end up at the Academy I will have less of a drive than you. Only 1 hour or less and if the traffic is too bad going North I can go South to Tacoma and crash at my Mom's.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:37:37 AM EDT
Hey bigern, where are you trying to get hired? I work pretty close to Edmonds (very close, actually), and went through the academy in 2000. I'd be glad to answer any questions you might have.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 7:54:48 PM EDT
Just finished week 2!!!! lotsa hours, lotsa reading. Just started defensive training today, firearms start next week. got 5+ pages of memos due monday.... drinking beer now...
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 8:29:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jorge5811: Hey bigern, where are you trying to get hired? I work pretty close to Edmonds (very close, actually), and went through the academy in 2000. I'd be glad to answer any questions you might have.
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Thanks for the reply. I sent you an I.M..
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 7:05:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 2:05:58 PM EDT
bigern, I sent you an IM. I dunno if it went through or not, as I seem to be having some website issues. If you didn't get it, send me an email.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 4:19:47 PM EDT
jorge5811 I sent you an IM, and I see you posted that you sent me one but I didn't get it so I emailed you and sent you my email addresses. I'm trying to figure out a new screename and am leaning towards TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 6:58:10 PM EDT
Just graduated the academy 4 weeks ago. Hang in there and keep your head up. Above all...PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!!!
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:05:57 AM EDT
the first 4 weeks suck ass!! hang in there buddy!
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:06:07 AM EDT
Any status updates or are you sucking wind too much to hit the keyboard? lol Keep you nose to the grindstone pal and good luck.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:24:11 AM EDT
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Home for the weekend, heading back to Burien around 3. have two more momo's to write tonight yet, plus my letter home. Oh and some light reading:) long days, just getting into defensive tactics, firearms will start in earnest in two weeks... busy working on my 3000 handcuffing reps.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 3:53:44 PM EDT
Good luck Wayne. Don't bitch too much on these boards....your instructors hang out here too. Just be glad you're not in Police Corps! It's a pain in the ass sometimes but you WILL look back and smile. Brian
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 8:05:21 PM EDT
Nope, not bitching I really like the instructors, just long days, that's all:)
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:54:37 AM EDT
Sixgunsblazing...remember EVERYONE of us started with DAY 1...good luck and hang in there...
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