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    First and formost I would like to express my gratitude and thank you for your service. I've been floating around the forums for a year or so.

    Well, I'm starting my transition from a Engineering Technician in the silicon industry, to law enforcement. It hit me about 2 years ago. Engineering is not what I want in life. I'm happily married to my wife of 5 years. She is an EMT who will be perusing her paramedic license once I'm employed in law enforcement. We have 4 children together. I'm 27. I'm currently attending a community college to get a certificate of achievement in Law Enforcement, and plan on jumping into the academy as soon as I complete school.

    I'm anticipating the "Run!" and "Don't do this!" Comments. To be honest I have tried telling myself this for a while now. I know it's going to be hard on my family. It's hard to explain but it just feels right.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I feel like I'm the only one insane enough to do this givin my current situation. I feel extremely selfish.


  • #2
    Welcome to and best of luck with your new endeavor.

    “This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

    George V. Higgins--The Friends of Eddie Coyle


    • #3
      Chase what you want and don't give up until you have it. I don't care if it's law enforcement or professional swimming.
      Good luck!


      • #4
        Honest and open discussion with your family and chase your dreams is all I can recommend. Best of luck and welcome.
        Harry S. Truman, (1884-1972)
        “Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.”

        Capt. E.J. Land USMC,
        “Just remember – life is hard. But it’s one hell of a lot harder if you’re stupid.

        George Washington, (1732-1799)
        "I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."

        Originally posted by Country_Jim
        ... Thus far, I am rooting for the zombies.


        • #5
          You kinda have to think of deciding to get into LE like this movie segment about falling in love. Once you have decided, just "geronimo". Once you are there, you will be able to handle all the comments from those around you.


          • #6
            Welcome aboard and good luck in your pursuit!
            USAF VETERAN 2004-2012
            "The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day."-LTC Grossman
            DA Security Guard, APG MD (GS-5 Step 06)
            VA Police Officer (GS-6), Baltimore/Perry Point MD


            • #7
              Thanks everyone. I really appreciate it. Also, the wife and I got s kick out of that clip DeaconSteve.


              • #8
                Good luck on your pursuit.


                • #9
                  Similarities! Wow!
                  I was 27 when I became a cop, and my wife soon after became a paramedic. I came from a retail grocery background, making surprisingly good $$.

                  Biggest hit was financial. Still is- but I love my job- and I've now been a cop for 23 years.
                  Good luck to you, sir.
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                  • #10
                    Good luck to you and I offer this piece of wisdom.


                    • #11
                      Another piece of wisdom from Will Rogers.
                      "Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there".

                      Good luck with your endeavors.
                      Train for tomorrow, for you never know what it will bring to the fight.
                      In the school of Policing, there is no graduation day.

                      Arguing on the internet, is like wrestling with a pig in mud. After a while you realize that while you are getting dirty, the pig is actually enjoying it.
                      Do Not Disturb sign should read, Already Disturbed Proceed With Caution.
                      Even if the voices aren't real, They have some really good ideas.


                      • #12
                        Thanks everyone for your encouragement and wisdom. It means a lot. Busting it at school, and getting back in shape. Trying to prepare myself for the academy as much as possible. Want to be ready for it when I take the leap.


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