Hello, my name is forty. I come from a generation that grew up watching the Andy Griffith show at supper time, and could hardly wait till Saturday morning so I could watch bugs bunny on one of the three channels we had on our huge 19 inch TV. My X games consisted of a big wheel and a steep hill. My “call of duty” was keeping my room clean and getting the chores done before the old man got home from work. My social media was a huffy bicycle that I rode to see my friends down the road. My idea of respect for my elders and those in potions of authority were not debatable, a good swift backhand to the lips or a good solid swipe of a leather belt seemed to reinforce the importance of respecting others. Sunday morning preaching taught me to value the life of everyone, because we’re all going through a battle in this world….it’s funny how all the small things added up in my generation to produce men and women that knew the best way to get ahead in life was to keep your hands working instead of stretching them out for a freebie. Continue Reading
We decided to go along with some of our local law enforcement officers to a SWAT K9 integration course. The video you see above is the result of that trip. The course consists of several different types of training including firearms training, search and rescue, tunnel training, OC gas training and much more over the course of several days. I was amazed at the drive, dedication and team work of both man and animal! The temperature was over 100 degrees with the heat index and they had been training for several days in the hot sun, so they deserve nothing but respect for the hard work they put into what they do! I can tell you this though you don’t want to be on the business end of one of these K9 cops when it’s work time I can assure you of that, because when they are working it’s all business! We had a great time as usual with these guys they are true professionals and most of them personal friends. I think if more people really knew or wanted to know how hard these people work to keep us all safe it would change a lot of peoples minds and opinions of police officers in general for the better! It’s not an easy job folks.