13 years?!?

13 years ago today, I was sworn into the LEO life.

I’ve got less than 10 years left.  I can’t believe how fast half of my career has gone by.  I’ve spent almost half of those 13 years as MC (although MC wasn’t technically born until April of ’08).  I’ve taken one promotional exam and landed waaaayyyy down the list.  Maybe that’s God’s way of telling me the world needs MC.  Or maybe I just suck at oral examinations.

See what I did there?

Either way, I’m happy and proud to be where I am in my career and I can honestly say I’ve made a difference in at least a few lives.  It’s a satisfying feeling, I assure you.  What’s even more satisfying, however, is the constant support I’ve received from you all over the past couple of months as I’ve been absent from the blog.  Having still been around the Twitter machine and the Facebook, I’ve been able to interact with a lot of you and I can’t say thank you enough.  I can honestly say many of you have brought a smile to my face and warmed the cockles of my heart.


It’s incredible the amount of change that has occurred in the last 13 years.  Marriage.  Three children.  Paying off all our debt.  Multiple assignments/challenges at work.  Don’t let anyone tell you life is monotonous or boring.  It is what you make of it.

I’ve made mine a blast…and you’ve played no small part in that.

So, from where my heart should be, I say thank you.

But don’t get all weepy or nothing, ‘cuz if I catch you speeding, I’ll still crush your soul.  😉


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6 thoughts on “13 years?!?

  1. Thanks for your thanks and thanks right back at ya. Not just for the work you do but for letting us share some of your experiences. Your Blog has always been a great read and a great journey. As for 13 years a LEO surely that’s an excuse for a celebration. Well done.
    Keep those two wheels of yours pointed in the right direction, stay safe and don’t injure those typing fingers as I am hoping for more to read soon.
    All the very best to you MC.

  2. Glad to see you back! I was beginning to think the top brass had put a squelch on your postings. Be sure to let us know about the next Genuine Dumbass you stop. Be safe, and take care.

  3. Ive been reading your blog for awhile but have never commented before but I just have a quick question, you state that you’ve been a Leo for 13 yrs & that you’ve less than 10 left, is there a statutory retirement age for a Leo/Motor Officer or is it your choice to retire?.

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