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Prayers welcomed

Postby bcooper » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:58 pm

I have decided to join the sheep dogs of the world and start the process to become a Harris County Sheriff. This has been a dream of mine since having a friend murdered over drugs, when I was 19. Now 32, with the way the country is going and a opportunity has been placed in front of me to step in and step up. I have my polygraph Wednesday, then after I will have a couple more things before I am accepted to work in the Jail House for a year, then Police Academy. My brother is a Sheriff and to be able to stand side by side with him would be the most honoring feeling.

Prayer:

That this is GOD's will for me and my family.
That he blesses this adventure
That I stand with integrity and honesty while in this adventure
For wisdom and discernment to make the right choices
For Courage to stand in front of this countries enemies foreign and domestic
Finally protection and patients for my family to be able deal with me putting myself in front of harms way.

Thank you Guys!


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Postby vjallen75 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:56 pm

Prayers for you :tiphat:
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Re: Prayers welcomed

Postby Jusme » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:16 pm

bcooper wrote:I have decided to join the sheep dogs of the world and start the process to become a Harris County Sheriff. This has been a dream of mine since having a friend murdered over drugs, when I was 19. Now 32, with the way the country is going and a opportunity has been placed in front of me to step in and step up. I have my polygraph Wednesday, then after I will have a couple more things before I am accepted to work in the Jail House for a year, then Police Academy. My brother is a Sheriff and to be able to stand side by side with him would be the most honoring feeling.

Prayer:

That this is GOD's will for me and my family.
That he blesses this adventure
That I stand with integrity and honesty while in this adventure
For wisdom and discernment to make the right choices
For Courage to stand in front of this countries enemies foreign and domestic
Finally protection and patients for my family to be able deal with me putting myself in front of harms way.

Thank you Guys!




Prayers sent, and a thanks for making the decision to become LEO! :tiphat:

I know a lot of people start out as jailers and then move into patrol duties, and I just have a word of advice from someone who started in patrol, and worked with those who stared as jailers.. Try to remember, that the people you deal with in the jail, are 100% criminals. The people you deal with on the street are 99% non-criminal, at least no more so than perhaps disobeying traffic laws. Don't allow attitudes you have from your jailer days, to bleed over too much into your street time.
The job is often thankless, the things you see and experience cannot be conveyed to loved ones who haven't seen what you have seen, You will come to understand that you won't fear the drunk with a gun, as much as you fear the quiet kid, who is just not quite right.
Be humble, and remember you do work for the people, as they have a habit of reminding you when you arrest them for DWI. You will experience the most boring of times, and the most terrifying. My most terrifying came when a couple flagged me down and the woman ran over to me and handed me her baby who had stopped breathing.
Stay alert, stay positive, and stay alive, so you can go home to your family.

p.s The baby started breathing on her own as soon as I tilted her head back. I shook for thirty minutes afterwards.
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Postby Take Down Sicko » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:35 pm

I congratulate you Sir. Well done. :tiphat:


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Postby twomillenium » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:15 pm

Prayers sent your way for answers and blessings.
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Re: Prayers welcomed

Postby bcooper » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:54 am

Jusme wrote:
bcooper wrote:I have decided to join the sheep dogs of the world and start the process to become a Harris County Sheriff. This has been a dream of mine since having a friend murdered over drugs, when I was 19. Now 32, with the way the country is going and a opportunity has been placed in front of me to step in and step up. I have my polygraph Wednesday, then after I will have a couple more things before I am accepted to work in the Jail House for a year, then Police Academy. My brother is a Sheriff and to be able to stand side by side with him would be the most honoring feeling.

Prayer:

That this is GOD's will for me and my family.
That he blesses this adventure
That I stand with integrity and honesty while in this adventure
For wisdom and discernment to make the right choices
For Courage to stand in front of this countries enemies foreign and domestic
Finally protection and patients for my family to be able deal with me putting myself in front of harms way.

Thank you Guys!




Prayers sent, and a thanks for making the decision to become LEO! :tiphat:

I know a lot of people start out as jailers and then move into patrol duties, and I just have a word of advice from someone who started in patrol, and worked with those who stared as jailers.. Try to remember, that the people you deal with in the jail, are 100% criminals. The people you deal with on the street are 99% non-criminal, at least no more so than perhaps disobeying traffic laws. Don't allow attitudes you have from your jailer days, to bleed over too much into your street time.
The job is often thankless, the things you see and experience cannot be conveyed to loved ones who haven't seen what you have seen, You will come to understand that you won't fear the drunk with a gun, as much as you fear the quiet kid, who is just not quite right.
Be humble, and remember you do work for the people, as they have a habit of reminding you when you arrest them for DWI. You will experience the most boring of times, and the most terrifying. My most terrifying came when a couple flagged me down and the woman ran over to me and handed me her baby who had stopped breathing.
Stay alert, stay positive, and stay alive, so you can go home to your family.

p.s The baby started breathing on her own as soon as I tilted her head back. I shook for thirty minutes afterwards.



Thank you for the advice! It really means a lot and I will take heart to everything you said.

Everyone else, thank you for the prayers! :txflag:


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