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  • So much for 'good intentions'....

    For the past 2 years, since coming to work with my department, I've been handing out candy to neighborhood kids I meet on patrol. My intentions were to TRY to convince the little kids...and their parents...that cops are the GOOD guys.

    Well.....a couple of nights ago, 3 units responded to a 'fight in progress' in one of the projects. The first unit to arrive almost nailed a little 3 year old boy that went running out to 'get candy from the nice police officer.'

    So.....I've been ordered to STOP. I understand why, but I'm not looking forward to trying to explain to the little kids. Anything I say...or don't...is going to make me and the department look like ****.

    I should have seen it coming. I guess this is what happens when a teacher pins on a badge. [Frown]
    "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 *****."
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  • #2
    I know what you mean. One of the local PDs had a plastic badge thing they used to give out to kids. One day I'm driving by one of the apartments and there's a bunch of little kids outside. I stopped across the street and was getting out of the car to go talk to them. They wanted the badges and they all ran into the street to come to me. Needless to say, a few of the mothers yelled at them. And guess who the mothers blamed- you could just see it in their attitude.

    One of those days. [Frown]
    "All the people like us are we,
    And everyone else is They"


    • #3
      Awww...when I was a kid, I always thought cops were good people. I remember, when I saw police officers, I used to point at them and tell my mom, "Wow, Mom, there goes a police officer. When I grow up, I'm going to be just like them!"

      *Group hug* *Group hug*
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      • #4
        Dam* shooter, sorry it backfired on ya. You did have good intentions, in fact, I would have never even thought about them "running after you" and they could get hurt. That's what is important to remember, that you tried. And I am sure when you explain it to the kids they will understand, if they get an attitude, just look at them and say, hey, you will be my student one day, I'll make sure you never graduate! That should give them a real high liking of cops and teachers! LOL

        Chrissy, you have to realize that police generally deal with a "different" class than you are. For instance, in our area, the children associate the cops as the ones that "took my daddy away", as I am sure it is that way everywhere.
        In valor there is hope - Tacitus


        • #5
          I usually carry a bag or two of candy canes on Christmas ..


          • #6
            That's how I got started...
            "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


            • #7
              Are you still allowed to give out candy on Halloween to the kiddos?
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              • #8
                I know around here the patrols drive slowly around while trick-or-treating is going on, and all the kids know that if they walk up to the car, passenger side only, they will get candy from the officer.

                Last year, one of the deputies had one of those fake legs hanging out from his trunk. The kids got a real "kick" out that...he he he.


                • #9
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