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  • I thought this only happened to rookies....

    Isn't there a LAW somewhere about stupid things ONLY happening to rookies?

    Yesterday, I had a '10-14'(escort) for a local funeral parlor.

    So....I show up about 5 minutes early and am turning around. I pull forward until I bump the curb(10-inch drop off) with my right front tire, hit the brake, then shift into REVERSE.....and promptly DROP the right front tire OFF the curb(the car rolled FORWARD when I let off the brake before the tranny caught), hanging my car up on the frame/curb.

    Talk about EMBARRASSED. Fortunately, I swallowed my pride and radioed my supervisor. He came over, took a look, shook his head laughing and took the escort. I'm never gonna live this one down.

    Some days it pays to STAY IN BED!
    "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
    -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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    Something like that only happens to TEACHERS.
    "are you going to bark all day little doggie or are you going to bite"

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    • #3
      well, thanks, it makes the Rookies feel better... [Wink]

      I've driven trucks, big trucks, and reeeally big trucks with 10 horse gooseneck trailers... never driven a sedan in my life. Driving the cruiser is... interesting...

      Did about a 17 point turn trying to turn on a stop the second night, was FAR more worried about getting into the soft shoulder with knee-deep mud than I was about loosing the stop...

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      • #4
        What's BAD is that I've made that turnaround a dozen times. I'd love to blame it on an unfamiliar car(new car to me), but......
        "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
        -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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        • #5
          Good job Shooter. I am sure that everyone will tell you such for the next couple of months. Then they will remind you about once a month until someone else does something equally as silly.

          I still get the coworkers talking. I guess you don't have to be a rookie.
          Drug Recognition Expert

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          • #6
            We jokingly refer to the officers at my department as being a pack of wolves. They go after whoever is down at the time. If you are the one that is down, just hang on for dear life until somebody else does something to attract the attention of the pack.
            "Integrity is like virginity. Once it's lost, you can't get it back." --drunkhunter

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            • #7
              Shooter, I would NEVER do anything like that. I have never made a mistake in my life. [Wink]

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              • #8
                at least you didn't plop a 2002 CV with 1200 miles on it into a 2 foot deep hole bending the frame, wrapping the wheel around the brake rotor, and causing some $5000 in damages. [Frown]

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                • #9
                  or drive into a 3 deep ditch nose first while blacked out, leaving the rear wheels in the air, while trying to sneak up on another unit for a truly tasteless practical joke.
                  press hard please,...four copies

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                  • #10
                    No shooter it happens to all of us. I drove off the Mississippi River Wharf once on a call for assistance. I thought the ramp was there to drive down but it was the next exit door. I bottomed out the car from running completely off a 4 ft wharf on to a train track. Another time while riding with a partner on the night watch I was sleeping and my partner fell asleep while driving. The next thing I knew I felt cold water on my feet could see crawfish walking on the windshield. I picked up the radio to call for help and tell them we were sinking and asked my partner where we were. He didn't know what road we had driven off since he had been dreaming so they put out a search for us. One other time I was suppose to get off a 700am and I was parked some where back in the swamps. IThe sun woke me up about 800am and then I could hear them on the radio searching for me. This was over 23 years however. [Wink]
                    Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.

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                    • #11
                      It gets worst but I'll save those.
                      Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.

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                      • #12
                        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahaahHAHAHAHa!!!!! I wish I could've been there to see it all! HahahahHAHAahAHAhHAAHAHAHahHAHAAAaa!!!!

                        "I pity da foo. Stop yo jibba jabba!!"

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                        • #13
                          I did something very similar while blacked out doing a zone patrol at an animal hospital (at that time we had a crew that was hammering us). Between two fences there was a flat grass area that lead around behind the building. Well silly me, I did not know that was a sewer drain from the barn. The ground below my front tire was about 2 - 3' of sh#t mud! And boy was I stuck, LOL!

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                          Originally posted by danceswithfools:
                          or drive into a 3 deep ditch nose first while blacked out, leaving the rear wheels in the air, while trying to sneak up on another unit for a truly tasteless practical joke.



                          [ 11-19-2002, 06:53 PM: Message edited by: Ginsu ]
                          Rob

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                          • #14
                            One rainy night, I saw what initially looked suspicious on the side of a building.

                            Quick thought- "Rainy- wide sidewalk. I can drive up there and not get wet."

                            Drove up sidewalk. Checked on suspicious person. No problem.

                            Quick thought- "Can't turn around- but I can back down twisty sidewalk to a point where I can pull a three point turn".

                            Start backing down sidewalk. Hit a fifteen foot tall soduim light post. Pole falls over, sparks everyway. Small fire starts. [Eek!]

                            Quick thought- "Uh-oh!!!"

                            Radio shift sgt- "Can you meet me at....."

                            Sgt responds,"....." (edited for language).
                            "All the people like us are we,
                            And everyone else is They"

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                            • #15
                              Hahaha!! That's wonderful! I love hearing about embarrasing moments! Please keep them coming. For me... [Wink]
                              If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?

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