It’s All About The Training

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A comment was made to earlier this year, “don’t you think you are a little old to still be a cop”.  I let it roll by me but I did think about the words over the past few months.  A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to go through Active Shooter Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at North Charleston, South Carolina.  The training was very intense and very physical and I was the oldest in the class.  Each night I could feel the muscle aches but each morning I was ready to start the training again.  Admittedly, I am not in the same shape as I was while serving in the United States Marine Corps but I am still willing and able to complete training that keeps me at the top of my profession, a Law Enforcement Officer.  I have always had this internal need to serve people, to defend my country and to give back for what I have received in my life.  As long as I can continue to do this I will work each day.  The training is my gauge, the way to look at what I am still able to do safely, for myself and others.  I am always up for the challenge that faces me each day and I am always aware of my limits.



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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013

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2013 is almost history.  Another year has flown by and I was sitting here wondering were the time went, what did I learn this year and what do I think 2014 will bring.  First, I want to wish everyone a Good Christmas!  For some this will be easy and for others not so easy.  It seems we throw the Merry Christmas phrase out, sometimes forgetting that not everyone does have a Merry Christmas.  I know that is not always a given to have a Merry Christmas so my hope is that you will have a Christmas that is filled with hope and promise.  For myself I will be working, which is not a bad thing.  I always enjoy working the holidays for some reason.


The year 2013 was a good year overall for me.  I settled into my new job at the Furman University Police Department and settled into my new home.  I had a good year at work and received some great advanced training through work.  I was able to meet some great officers from other agencies.  I found myself re-connecting with some past military friends and people I grew up with.


I am hoping that the New Year will bring further growth in my job and personal life.