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Carson

Carson has been sporadically yelping in pain throughout the day. It appears one of his back legs hurts. We have never had any medical issues with him. Any ideas?

abqryan said: Does trivialbob just not age? 

Nope, I think I age enough for both of us. 

For those of you keeping track at home, I have lost two followers after my flash back Friday postSomeone must not like red heads.  Yah, that’s it.

Flash Back Friday.  The day I was sworn in as a deputy sheriff.  September 2005. 
I have spent almost my entire adult life working in law enforcement.  I started out as a dispatcher, managed a 911 center and eventually got my law enforcement degree and hit the street. 
I do what I can to make a difference in the communities I serve.  Sometimes making a difference involves writing a ticket, or arresting someone to prevent further criminal behavior.  I embrace opportunities to spend a little extra time with a victim or victim’s family.  For instance, I am working a case of a 15 year old who drowned after some adults provided him with synthetic marijuana.  The case is still under investigation, but I touch base with the victim’s mother weekly to talk about the case or anything else she wants to talk about.  She needs to know I didn’t forget her son or what happened and I will hold someone responsible for what happened to him.  
I know people are outraged about Ferguson, Missouri.  I am waiting until all the facts come out.  The thing about these investigations is anyone willing to talk to the media will get to give their account of what happened.  Law enforcement on the other hand is allowed to say very little until the investigation is complete. 
When generalizations are made about “all cops” being bad, heavy handed, trigger happy and uncaring, remember, I am part of all cops. 

Flash Back Friday.  The day I was sworn in as a deputy sheriff.  September 2005. 

I have spent almost my entire adult life working in law enforcement.  I started out as a dispatcher, managed a 911 center and eventually got my law enforcement degree and hit the street. 

I do what I can to make a difference in the communities I serve.  Sometimes making a difference involves writing a ticket, or arresting someone to prevent further criminal behavior.  I embrace opportunities to spend a little extra time with a victim or victim’s family.  For instance, I am working a case of a 15 year old who drowned after some adults provided him with synthetic marijuana.  The case is still under investigation, but I touch base with the victim’s mother weekly to talk about the case or anything else she wants to talk about.  She needs to know I didn’t forget her son or what happened and I will hold someone responsible for what happened to him. 

I know people are outraged about Ferguson, Missouri.  I am waiting until all the facts come out.  The thing about these investigations is anyone willing to talk to the media will get to give their account of what happened.  Law enforcement on the other hand is allowed to say very little until the investigation is complete. 

When generalizations are made about “all cops” being bad, heavy handed, trigger happy and uncaring, remember, I am part of all cops. 

Woohoo, job interview Monday.  Send good juju.

Any crossfit bloggers out there?

barbells-and-sirens:

I just unfollowed a bunch of people, and my dash is looking sad! If you like
crossfit
puppies
donuts
fitness
girls/boys idc
funny things
and you don’t post anti-police things…

like or reblog so I can follow some new people :)

My Birthday is coming up.  I don’t really NEED anything.  T-Bobby and I have talked about a couple of things, one being getting the above tattoo, the other would be getting a new iPad. 
Discuss.

My Birthday is coming up.  I don’t really NEED anything.  T-Bobby and I have talked about a couple of things, one being getting the above tattoo, the other would be getting a new iPad. 

Discuss.

Interviewing Tip

If you are interviewing for a job and waiting in the lobby of the potential future employer, SMILE.  You never know who is walking by.  I already think you are a bitch sitting there all grumpy face.  Yes, I know, you might be nervous, but it’s time to put on your game face. 

For mid-August, my work load is kind of light.  I got my desk kinda cleaned up.  I wouldn’t say I’ve done “nothing” the whole day, but I will admit, I am bored. 
I have applied for two other positions with other agencies recently.  I am feeling kind of restless here.  One position is more of an investigative position, the other I would likely go back to the street. 
My biggest concern in applying for new jobs is where would I Crossfit?  The good news is, my FAVORITE trainer from my current Crossfit gym opened one 6 miles from my house.  My current Crossfit gym is on my way home from work, but otherwise is not very convenient, although I do love the people. 
I find myself right now in a win win position, I can stay and not be totally miserable, or I can leave, make more money and still have a place to lift heavy shit, if I were to get an offer. 
Keeping my fingers crossed for potential new opportunities.

For mid-August, my work load is kind of light.  I got my desk kinda cleaned up.  I wouldn’t say I’ve done “nothing” the whole day, but I will admit, I am bored. 

I have applied for two other positions with other agencies recently.  I am feeling kind of restless here.  One position is more of an investigative position, the other I would likely go back to the street. 

My biggest concern in applying for new jobs is where would I Crossfit?  The good news is, my FAVORITE trainer from my current Crossfit gym opened one 6 miles from my house.  My current Crossfit gym is on my way home from work, but otherwise is not very convenient, although I do love the people. 

I find myself right now in a win win position, I can stay and not be totally miserable, or I can leave, make more money and still have a place to lift heavy shit, if I were to get an offer. 

Keeping my fingers crossed for potential new opportunities.

Because Littlerunnergurl tagged me.  I tag:  Aliceinadexterdsworld, Trivialbob,  Rowdynation

Because Littlerunnergurl tagged me. I tag: Aliceinadexterdsworld, Trivialbob, Rowdynation

Suicide

I guess I will weigh in on the manner of death for Robin Williams. 

In the course of my job I have been to many death investigations.  Some are natural causes, some are accidents, my county rarely has a homicide but I have been to a fair number of suicides.  

Sometimes these things come from out of the blue and sometimes the family will say something like they saw the signs.  It doesn’t really matter if it was predicted or not, that family will never be the same.  I have uttered the words many times, “don’t blame yourself”.  Those words have no effect on the family, they will always wonder what they could have done differently. 

The youngest suicide victim was 12.  The oldest in his 80’s I think.  It breaks my heart every time, no matter how old they are because this situation is nothing I can “fix”.  There have been times that I have left the scene after hours of interviews and processing evidence to ensure this wasn’t a staged suicide, to drive down the road and cry my eyes out. 

I don’t know that there is a way to prevent suicide.  If someone really wants to do it, they will.  I will say though that if you have someone in your life suffering from depression, get them some help, and get it early.  I believe from my experiences that successful treatment for depression can make a difference.  If you are suffering from depression, take the first step by making an appointment to see a psychiatrist.  Psychiatrists can prescribe medication if appropriate.  Talk therapy is also an option.  Many people have mental health issues, there is no shame  in seeking help and feeling better.