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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Fall Season


Bell Tower, Furman University, Greenville, Sou...

Bell Tower, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, USA. View of tower. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nothing exciting here, just beautiful Fall weather settling in here in the Upstate of South Carolina.  Yesterday was when I really felt it was here.  I worked the Furman University Football Game in the afternoon.  The weather was cloudy with a little rain but then it cleared up to a wonderful cool. crisp night just in time for the Men’s Soccer game.  A full bright moon rose up during the game and the cool turned to cold during the game.  This is the time of year I like best.  The crispness in the air and the changes in natures backdrop.  On the campus of Furman University is one of the best places to experience this with its 750 acres of tree covered landscape, beautiful lake and mountain views.  I worked 13 hours yesterday but came home feeling relaxed and refreshed and ready for another day at work today.  Even though Fall is looked as the end of things I find it to be the souls renewal.  If you have not had a chance to get out a just look you should do it soon before the Fall season is gone.  Oh,and yes Furman won both of the games which just made it an even more perfect day at work!