Thursday, December 27, 2007

They Don't Get Paid Enough?

I can't help but like this guy. He's actually "working" on Christmas Day by choice.

Note that he's returned to the Eureka Police Department as a reserve officer. He retired from regular duty after 28 years with the department.

Not sure how many other old timers Eureka P.D. has, although I know Captain Murl Harpham has been with the department something like 50 years. He enjoys the work, and the department, just like Butch Manos.

I guess it's like past Eureka Police Chief, Ray Shipley, told my police academy class. He claimed there was never a day he didn't look forward to going to work. He also pointed out that there are a lot of people that do the job without getting paid (as reserve officers).

Sure, as I've said before, some may move on to other departments for one reason or another, but to say we need to keep increasing pay and benefits for police officers will end us up in a vicious circle of one- upmanship with other police departments we can scarcely afford.


At 11:45 AM, Blogger EkoVox said...

Butch Manos is one hell of a guy.
He represents what EPD officers under Ray Shipley were like.

But, hasn't most of society changed, too. You can't go back.

At 1:33 PM, Blogger Pogo said...

This is obviously diversionary propaganda designed to divert our attention from the murderous rampages engaged in by the rest of the mafia in blue. Rest assured however, that Noel and Gags are not to be taken in by such pap. They are ever vigilant in their jihad to protect us from these evil agents.

At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noel and Paulie really make a great pair don't they ?

At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Narration said...

Hadn't realised you'd been a policeman, Fred.

A smile, and a thought that this is an interesting facet to consider.

Take care, and Merry Christmas anyway ;) (you know you like the real friendliness from persons, given this excuse to come out, somehow feel sure...)

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Sorry, Narration, you must have misunderstood me. I've never been a police guy, although I had Peace Officer status for a year or two some years ago. Not a Police Officer job, though.


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