If you want to be friends with me you don’t have to be “Hi, um, can, ya know, we be friends?”
It is 1000000000000000000000% percent ok if you just go into my inbox can go. “Man, I am so fucking pissed off at fucking Larry.” And I’ll most likely respond with, “Oh shit! What did Larry do now?”
We [I’m a former LEO Explorer] only get noticed when we screw up, when 1 bad officer out of 100 breaches duty. Does the media give a damn about how we went out of our way to help someone, no! They don’t care because the media’s goal is to make money by selling papers and selling stories, and they’ll sell alot more of them when it says we used excessive and what they think is unnecessary force, when in reality that couldn’t be farther from the Truth. The reason you almost never hear anything good about LEOs is because the media wants to make money and if they have to resort to yellow journalism to get there they will. So, while you go around criticizing my brothers and sisters for something you know nothing about, let’s say The Use of Force Continuum, we’re actually out serving the public in a way that although small, is beneficial to society. So I dare anyone who thinks otherwise to come at me, I’ll be waiting, along with my fellow brothers and sisters. And I’m sure we can counter your misinformed and yellow journalistic views…
I’ve done this monologue while performing a traffic-stop, my FTO had to get back in the cruiser because he couldn’t stop laughing.
It has been 1 year since the death of Captain John Nicol of the Schenectady Fire Department. John was killed in an ATV accident in the Adirondacks while the SFD fought 2 large fires. His death devastated the department, and my dad still cries about his death to this day.
RIP Captain John Nicol
I am beside myself, shocked, and unbelievably sad to hear about the death of Robin Williams.
I feel like my heart has been ripped from my chest. He was so much a part of my childhood. So many of my memories with my dad include Robin Williams. I can’t even process this information.
From Jumanji to Aladdin and Dead Poets to his stand-up specials, he brought laughter and joy to my life. His comedy was the best anti-depressant i could find.
Rest in peace, Robin. I hope you have finally found comfort.
More retirement party photos…
Just as the title suggests, here are more photos from Firefighter Joe Gage’s last day. Included is a photo of Joe and his son Jason, in front of Truck 2. This really shows that Firefighting is a family business…
Schenectady Firefighter/Paramedics battle a three alarm fire in the dead of night. By the time the first engine arrived, the top floor was fully involved and the deputy chief directed the units to protect the exposures of neighboring buildings.
SPD 24 - 2013 Dodge Charger PPV
And yes it is parked in my driveway. My next-door neighbor is a federal prosecutor, so this is a fairly common sight.