Retirees can click on the link below to get information concerning carrying a
firearm as a retired law enforcement officer.
When Cops Retire
When a good cop leaves the ‘job’ and retires to a better life, many are
jealous, some are pleased and yet others, who may have already retired, wonder. We
wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already know. We
know, for example, that after a lifetime of camaraderie that few
experience, it will remain as a longing for those past times. We know in the law
enforcement life there is a fellowship which lasts long after the uniforms are
hung up in the back of the closet. We know even if he throws them away, they
will be on him with every step and breath that remains in his life. We also
know how the very bearing of the man speaks of what he was and in his heart
These are the burdens of the job. You will still look at people
suspiciously, still see what others do not see or choose to ignore and always will
look at the rest of the law enforcement world with a respect for what they
do; only grown in a lifetime of knowing. Never think for one moment you are
escaping from that life. You are only escaping the ‘job’ and merely being
allowed to leave ‘active’ duty.
So what I wish for you is that whenever you ease into retirement, in your
heart you never forget for one moment that ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers for
they shall be called children of God,’ and you are still a member of the
greatest fraternity the world has ever known.
Civilian Friends vs. Police Friends
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you’re too busy to talk to them for a week.
POLICE FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years and will happily carry on
the same conversation you were having the last time you met.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
POLICE FRIENDS: Have cried with you.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
POLICE FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it’s yours.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you..
POLICE FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that’s what the crowd is doing.
POLICE FRIENDS: Will kick the crowds’ ass that left you behind.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.
POLICE FRIENDS: Are for life.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences. ..
POLICE FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no citizen could ever
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you’ve had
POLICE FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, ‘You
better drink the rest of that before you spill it!!’ Then carry you home
safely and put you to bed…
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will talk crap to the person who talks crap about you.
POLICE FRIENDS: Will knock them the hell out for using your name in vain.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will ignore this.
POLICE FRIENDS: Will forward this..
There are those that think they understand And then…there are cops.