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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Law Dawg User Name change...

    No nothing super fun like an earned trail moniker...though my ancient travel name was Scotty. No this is simply a way to reflect a new reality after 33 years of LEOdom; Drum roll please!

    I am now Law Dawg (ret) !!!

    It will be official June 18th but I am on "Terminal Leave" meaning;

    1- I ain't coming back.

    2- I am burning my vacation time until the "official" moment.

    Will there be any farewell parties from work or any other recognition? Heck no and frankly if they threw one I probably would be a no show anyway. It's been fun and I do appreciate the citizens of Kern County for allowing me to do what I have loved/hated (LEO careers are like a Chinese dinner...sweet and sour) for so long. Feels kinda like those Spring days in school just before Summer vacation. Y'all know, real school work is done and you are hanging out until the day when you are actually free. Sort of a formality...

    So Hi folks, I am Law Dawg (ret), a new hanger!
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

    Earth First! We'll dirt bike ride the other planets later.

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    Great to hear you are retired. I hope you enjoy it.
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    **** now I want chinese food

    Congrats Law Dawg - I know it must be a great feeling
    I'm sure you have been a huge asset during the many yrs you served in your county. altho some of the citizens may not look at it that way haha

    I'll be looking forward to the many new trip reports from you.

    ENJOY!

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    A close LEO friend of mine in Florida said there was zero difference between owning a boat and being in law enforcement. You couldn't be happier the first day...or the last.

    Congrats on surviving long enough to enjoy the memories.
    Trust nobody!

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    Congrats and thanks for your service!

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    Congrats on your retirement Law Dawg.
    I'm on year 3 of my early retirement and now I can't figure out how I ever had time to work. Hope to see ya on the trail some day.

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    I come from a LEO family, happy retirement.
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    Congratulations on well-earned time to travel, motorcycle and hang!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    A close LEO friend of mine in Florida said there was zero difference between owning a boat and being in law enforcement. You couldn't be happier the first day...or the last.

    Congrats on surviving long enough to enjoy the memories.
    Hoo boy is that ever an accurate saying Cannibal!

    Thanks y'all. I have done things that I will take to my grave with pride and endured things that cannot ever be forgotten (Lord how wonderful it would be if You could erase some memories). Saved lives and helped others along on finishing destroying theirs. Two Departmental commendations and a Red Cross Real Heros award. Loved and hated while working around the scum of the world at times...then you have to leave the office.

    I was the guy you wanted to show up for backup at the bar fight, the one the Sgt always sent to "persuade by aggresive means" those who just would not listen to reason. Read; Dumb as a sack o hammers but strong and determined to win, meat and potatoes Deputy.

    Alan, thanks for YOUR service bud. It's the partners you will remember and the ex ones (aka: the brass) that you will often wish you could forget.
    Last edited by Law Dawg (ret); 04-04-2011 at 16:55.
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

    Earth First! We'll dirt bike ride the other planets later.

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    Reitrement just means you get busy with everything else under the sun.

    Remember those vacations when you were kind of glad to get back to work so you could rest and recoup?? Well, now you don't have that luxury. You will get up in the morning and your wife will still have a list of stuff for you to do!

    Congrats on the retirement, enjoy every minute. Everyday being Saturday will have its bright side.

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