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    To Those of You That Serve

    To Those of you that serve your Cities, States and Government everyday, year in, year out...
    To Those Brothers, Sisters, Sons, Daughters, Mothers and Fathers..

    I'm proud to be one of you. My Colts, Springfields and Kimbers salute you.

    Happy Holidays,

    Mike Grasso, Detective Supervisor
    Los Angeles Police Department
    Federal Violent Criminal Apprehension Team
    November 1980 to Present
    There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter. Ernest Hemingway
    Last edited by Mike Grasso; 23rd December 2010 at 14:22.


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    I'll jump on this bandwagon.

    while the focus seems to be on the Armed Services, we shouldn't forget those men and women who spend the holidays in squad cars and fire stations and the like.

    the LEOs and fire fighters and EMTs and others who are away from their families and loved ones.
    getting very little pay considering crummy hours, the places they go and the things we wouldn't want to do.

    Happy Holidays and thank you all.

    be safe out there.
    cold on ice it's a Deadman's touch...
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    Since this IS an international forum, I assume these good wishes are extended to those in military and police service in ALL countries.

    (Hint: If the answer is not "Yes, of course," this thread will have a VERY brief existence.)
    Hawkmoon
    On a good day, can hit the broad side of a barn ... from the inside

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    well my answer is yes, it certainly does extend beyond our borders.
    duty and honor is without a country of origin, it remains the same regardless of geography.
    or faith for that matter.
    cold on ice it's a Deadman's touch...

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    Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadman
    ... the places they go and the things we wouldn't want to do...
    I happen to come from a background where the ravages of emotional battering are frequent and obvious. I believe that LEO's (and others) are over represented in that group. The impact is inevitable; some are able to isolate from it but most are not. These folks deal with the dregs of society no matter where they happen to serve and see things that shouldn't be seen. There isn't much in the way of appreciation but criticism comes quickly. They and their families pay a heck of a price. In that recent example in Fla., we saw a man that will never be the same.

    Say "thanks" to the next person you meet that does one of those jobs.

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    LEO's and others

    I was cruising another forum and ran across the following post. Many will know that the "mounties" are our national police force but you can substitute "trouper" or any other service title. I apologize for the length of the quote but didn't want to edit out of respect for the writer.

    Thanks, cops: For nothing
    By Scott Stewart, Richmond News December 17, 2010

    http://www.richmond-news.com/news/Th...705/story.html

    The Editor,

    This letter is directed to all the RCMP members in Richmond: Thanks for nothing!

    Thanks for all the times I returned to my home to find it just as I had left it: Nothing happened.

    Thanks for all the evening walks that my wife and I enjoyed in the park, nobody bothered us: Nothing happened.

    Thanks for all the times that I and my family members returned from a drive safely because we were not involved in a crash: Nothing happened.

    It has been a tough year for our RCMP members; they have had to endure a great deal of bad press. Some members have made mistakes and been taken to task, there have also been mistakes made by the RCMP administration at a level well above the local detachment.

    I guess the RCMP hire from the same human race as the rest of us. It is easy for the media to find the one bad apple and spread that across the news. But what of the others?

    The hundreds of Mounties here in Richmond driving around, doing their jobs protecting you and me.

    This year, while I open presents with my family, a Mountie will have to call his family on the phone. They may be as far away as Newfoundland, but that will be his or her Christmas.

    This year, while I overindulge in a turkey dinner, a Mountie will be grabbing a Double Double and trying to warm up after standing in the rain for hours to keep drunks off the road, so that we will be safe.

    This year, while I am reminiscing with my family about Christmases past, our Mounties will be trying to calm a domestic dispute where both parties are a bit too drunk.

    They will swear at our Mountie and name call; they may even spit and hit.

    What a Christmas to remember!

    While we watch our favourite Christmas tale on our big screen TV, our Mounties will be notifying people of the loss of a loved one, crawling around on a wet road investigating a fatal crash and a huge number of other tasks that we would not do in a nightmare.

    One more thing: After all the gifts and the food and the friends and the holiday fun is done, I know that I will have the pleasure of tucking my daughter into her bed.

    Our Mounties do not know if they will be coming home to their family, too many do not.

    This Christmas, I have a lot to be thankful for and I will likely be well remembered by Santa.

    Richmond Mounties remember this: The gift for which I will be most grateful is: Nothing. Thanks again for that!

    Scott Stewart

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    I'll add my salute as well. The shoulder patches may vary but the fight against evil is universal. Whether the warrior heading into battle or the healer who binds their wounds afterwards. I salute you all!!
    "The 1911 was the design, given by God to us through John M. Browning, that represents the epitome of what a killing tool needs to be. It was true in 1911 and it's true now." - Col. Robert Coates commanding, U.S. Marine Corp Special Operations Command Detachment 1 (DET 1)

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    The Thin Blue Line is made up of the same type of people in any Country, Salute to all that Serve and Protect.

    Mike
    There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter. Ernest Hemingway

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    A little late but a Happy New Year to you and to all. Thanks also from a lowly patrol sergeant of 35 years. By choice, its what I love and where I am meant to be.
    Last edited by SGT405; 8th January 2011 at 12:42.


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