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Old 03-16-2013, 05:44 PM
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Retired 03/01/2005 heart issues, I also miss trips to Jackson, Miss. for the NPSC's and Rangemaster, training and quals. Retirement has allowed more time for USPSA/IDPA and club matches and training others.

I especially enjoy defensive handgun training professional women. This is a fast growing niche in our industry. I have access to an indoor range and provide one on one training. Less pay but way more fun.

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John, Retired LEO, POST Certified Firearms Instructor, NRA Ben, NRA Certified Inst.
Congrats on.finding something that you enjoy doing in your retirement. I would like to do some training after I hang 'em up as well.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:23 PM
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lt7d101,

I sent you a PM.

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:09 AM
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Great times are coming, I retired after 25 years of service (19 years ago). Keep your mind young by following your heart, and do the things that make YOU happy. Stay off the couch, love your family, and above all,remember you earned it the hard way.
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  #104  
Old 03-21-2013, 04:10 PM
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Congrats enjoy your retirement, Semper Fi! Unit, Corps, God, Country...
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:09 PM
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Retirement

Texas Trooper:

Congratulations on your retirement, I know you earned it, and as you say "a great ride". Enjoy the time with your family.

I'm a State Trooper and will be retiring next year, with over 30 years of service.
I don't know how my wife has tolerated the ups and downs. I look forward to enjoying the same activities as you.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:14 AM
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Thanks great. I hope to join you.....in about 25 years. Enjoy retirement
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:01 AM
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I didn't know about this section of the forum, so I guess it's better later than never...

I was a Pennsylvania State Trooper from 1968 to 1999 30 yrs. When I look back at all the stuff I was involved in I can't believe it.
Congrats to all you other Officers in your retirement.....may we all live a long life yet.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:29 AM
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I've got twenty in as Trooper and hope to go in five more. Max is thirty two years of service but I hope I don't have to go that far. Society and the profession have both changed, and neither for the better. I wouldn't do it again and can't recommend it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:26 PM
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See you up in the hills of Colorado/Wyoming/Montana sometime/somewhere!
P.S.- I'll be on THE BEST LOOKING MULE THERE!
Head up to Yellowstone and hook up with a float plane. AWESOME!!!
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:08 AM
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I'm having a ball in retirement, still play with dogs, hunt, shoot and learning fly fishing but occasionally, just occasionally I miss it.....
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:12 PM
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Just retired after 43+ years, 29+ with OKC PD and 13+ with Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Miss some of the people but not much of the job. I love it when people ask me what I am going to do now and I can say "whatever I want".
Congrats to all my brothers with badges who made it to retirement and God's mercy to the families of those who didn't.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:32 PM
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Godspeed to you Troop! 6 more years to go and I'll be joining you from PA!! Pa Trooper
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:25 AM
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After 25 years, the knees wore out so it was time to walk away. I did that at the end of September. As soon as deer season ends, I'm going to start having some replacement parts installed and then start making up for all the time I've missed with the family.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:48 AM
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My congratulation's to you and yours my brother.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:00 PM
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had to take a Medical Retirement from our small S.O. (35 deputies and corrections staff) on 8/30/2013. after only 15 years (I'm 62 and I had given no thought to retiring yet). Wasn't ready to go, but my spine had different ideas. I loved the job and my team. Leaving them has been tough and I think about them all the time. Surgery went OK but the Docs said I can't go back to wrestling with meth-heads as I would end up in a wheel chair or get one of my team hurt trying to rescue my stupid butt...No such thing as "light duty" in our department (if you can't pull your weight you need to step aside, so the only thing left was to retire with honor. I had a lot of ( what the dept shrink says is) "adrenaline deprivation anxiety"... As the recovery continues, I have noticed a few things.

The sun continues to rise and set every day without my help.

The Dept. still functions fine without my input...

The guy who was promoted to sergeant to fill my spot, still calls to chat and get advice and never fails to say "how did you do all this and stay sane ?"

I'm married to the most amazing woman I have ever met (28 years) who has stood by my side every step of the way.

If the Docs will ok it, I will start doing transports and Bailiff work here in the little town I live in (not the same town I worked in).

I drink too much.

I still believe in the aerial application of Prozac and Birth Control over large metropolitan areas...........

It has been far tougher to lay the sword down than to carry it...

Congratulations to all my brothers who have managed to make the transition back to civilian life. I'm right behind you, watchin your six.

Sgt. Tom

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Old 01-23-2014, 06:01 PM
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You did good! You did what you could for as long as you could. You've earned your rest.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:28 PM
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A personal update - My estimated retirement date is set for 7/31/2014. That will give me approximately 41 years of government service...
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:26 PM
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A personal update - My estimated retirement date is set for 7/31/2014. That will give me approximately 41 years of government service...
41 years.... Wow! That makes my 28 years seem puny. LOL
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:09 PM
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It's been a year now since I retired after 28 years. I'll admit it. It's kinda lonely. I don't miss the work but I miss the guys (and gals).

Stay healthy troop!
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:40 PM
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Snorkel, its broken-down like this:

US Navy 7/1970 - 7/1974
IRS 10/1974 - 4/1975
US Coast Guard 1975 - 2001
Customs and Border Protection, 2/2004 - 7/2014
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:58 PM
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Snorkel, its broken-down like this:

US Navy 7/1970 - 7/1974
IRS 10/1974 - 4/1975
US Coast Guard 1975 - 2001
Customs and Border Protection, 2/2004 - 7/2014
Impressive!

Thanks for your service.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:40 PM
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I ran into an amigo I know and he has been a lawman for 42+ years after his service in the Marines and a tour in Viet Nam.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:51 AM
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Enjoy your retirement! I hopefully will join you in about three years. That will put me at thirty-five years service and my youngest will be out of college so I can more afford it. Currently a SO Lieutenant currently assigned to IA. Three more years will probably be enough....
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:33 PM
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Congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy and make the most of it. You've earned it.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:26 AM
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Snorkel, its broken-down like this:

US Navy 7/1970 - 7/1974
IRS 10/1974 - 4/1975
US Coast Guard 1975 - 2001
Customs and Border Protection, 2/2004 - 7/2014
You have definitely earned your time off.

I hope you enjoy it!
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