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Have you ever wanted to be a police officer?

Asked at Speedway Shell, 1733 Mass. on July 20, 2010

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Photo of Jeff Melcher

“I have not. … I’ve always wanted to be a teacher.”

Photo of Dee Poindexter

“No. … I wouldn’t want to arrest one of my friends.”

Photo of Megan Bickimer

“Sure. … I’m into public service and helping others, and I think that police officer is one of the front line, hardest jobs for public service.”

Photo of Steven Maynard-Moody

“No, I wouldn’t want to carry a gun.”

Comments

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

Holy crap, Dee is still around! Anybody else remember partying at Oak Lodge? Still got that b@d@ss '63 'vette? Man, does that bring back a flood of memories!!! (not all can be spoken off)

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

Re the question; At one point I was being encouraged to become a police officer but turned it down. I might have had to arrest "my friends". Right, Dee? (wink, wink)

riverdrifter 4 years, 4 months ago

What do you mean, still around?! Dee never left. Right now he's eighteen going on 19!

I closed up the Lodge more times than I care to admit...

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

Hear ya on that! Closed the Lodge a few times myself, but don't remember too clearly all of them!

riverdrifter 4 years, 4 months ago

In fact, Roe, Dee still closes up the Lodge every single night: it's his home and a beautiful one it is.

Flap Doodle 4 years, 4 months ago

I couldn't begin to tell you how much time I spent as a wee nipper practicing my Broderick Crawford voice and saying "10-4, 10-4" over and over.

independant1 4 years, 4 months ago

I've always wanted to be a teacher with concealed carry permit.

and handcuffs

jonas_opines 4 years, 4 months ago

Oh yes, I've long thought that being a police officer was highly compatible with my personality.

jonas_opines 4 years, 4 months ago

I guess I'll just placate myself by being a grammar policeman.

/you're //their

emaw 4 years, 4 months ago

No....I wasn't the one getting picked on in High School.

Boston_Corbett 4 years, 4 months ago

Isn't that the gas station where one becomes an Emporia architect?

Shout Incompetent!

independant1 4 years, 4 months ago

Have you ever been arrested? Picked up by the fuz?

K_Verses_The_World 4 years, 4 months ago

If you’re looking to get silly You better go back to from where you came Because the cops don’t need you And man, they expect the same

somedude20 4 years, 4 months ago

The Police's first four records were really good although "Ghost in the Machine" is my fav. The record has more of a reggae sound and Stew Copeland is one of the worlds best drummers. "Spirts in the Material World" and "One World" are great tracks and the record was recorded on the island of Montserrat and the studio was destroyed by a volcano

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Yes, only real men carry guns and hang out with other men who also carry guns in a fraternity of gun carrying men. Sometimes these real men share each other's guns, and take turns making each other's guns shoot. Sometimes these men keep their guns in a closet, and sometimes they display their guns with pride for all to see ...

not that there is anything wrong with that.

Flap Doodle 4 years, 4 months ago

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 4 months ago

Reality to bea, there are women who are police officers. **

jonas_opines 4 years, 4 months ago

Don't think the topic was police officers there, snap

Flap Doodle 4 years, 4 months ago

Yeah, but when I mentioned the real issue, I got deleted.

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

I know there are women police officers. I once saw Cagney and Lacey ...

not that there is anything wrong with that.

preebo 4 years, 4 months ago

So let me see if I understand...

The 2nd Amendment now requires you to bare arms? I mean if you don't, then you are a "sissy boy?"

Just slap liberal on it and it is easier to criticize. Typical Tea Bagger, you're free to speak your mind, unless it differs from my viewpoint.

Again, I'm biased because I had Maynard-Moody's Stats class for my MPA, so I happen to know the guy.

jonas_opines 4 years, 4 months ago

It doesn't generally do to take that one too seriously. The best response to snark of that magnitude is snark of equal or greater magnitude.

Flap Doodle 4 years, 4 months ago

"The 2nd Amendment now requires you to bare arms?" Not really, you may wear sleeves if it makes you more comfortable.

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

No, I've never wanted to be a police officer. I've never wanted to carry a baton.

Liberty275 4 years, 4 months ago

I always wanted to be... a lumberjack.

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

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jonas_opines 4 years, 4 months ago

Jeez, not even 10 and I've gotten 2 comments pulled. Mods are sensative this morning.

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

Dang it, they pulled it before I could see what you said!!

independant1 4 years, 4 months ago

yup, one of them days, had one not too long ago and thought I was being poignant and funny. then again maybe the mods are at fault and having too many of them days. here though, they are gawd

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

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beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

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ms_canada 4 years, 4 months ago

Did not want to be a cop, but wanted to marry one, my Mountie fellla, man o man did he look handsome in his red serge and broad brim stetson. But, alas, alak, that was not meant to be. I ran into him once years after the split and he was a photographer.

somedude20 4 years, 4 months ago

the one that got away. bet he was busy trying to catch boris and natasha

independant1 4 years, 4 months ago

Dudley Doright RCMP? Do you all sing Gad Save the Queen at all? Loved that song.

Chris Golledge 4 years, 4 months ago

I was always more interested in bucking authority than in having authoritah.

dajudge 4 years, 4 months ago

I wanted to be one just for the free donuts. Other than that, no.

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Somebody doesn't like comments about guns.

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Is that a sexual innuendo there prospector?

Flap Doodle 4 years, 4 months ago

If LJW is going to allow "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" penis references, they should go ahead and allow direct references to the organ of generation.

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

Truth be known, the more we get the LJW staff laughing, the quicker they are to pull our comments . . . right Whitney? ;-)

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

"the organ of generation"?

I'd say the organ of the '70s generation was played by Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0FuFf...

wmathews 4 years, 4 months ago

Comments containing strong sexual innuendos are grounds for removal (and always have been).

Whitney Mathews Online Editor

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Shirley, you jest!

(I finally have a reason to use my line!)

Besides, I was just talking about our Constitutional Rights to bear arms!

Hot, sweaty, sexy arms.

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

If this is true then why are anna's blog allowed to stay? Have you read them?

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Anna's blogs lack innuendo.

What ever happened to Vic anyway?

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

oops ... should read "anna's blog lacks ..."

garyr 4 years, 4 months ago

Heck yeah I'd be a police officer. Being able to legally shoot people? Or at least cover it up to make it look like self-defense. Sign me up!!!

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Well, I guess subtle sexual innuendo is still allowed then. Thank goodness.

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

“Sure. … I’m into public service and helping others, and I think that police officer is one of the front line, hardest jobs for public service.”

— Megan Bickimer, social worker, Overland Park

All depends on how you read it: "Sure ... (wink, wink) I'm into public service (wink, wink) and helping others (wink, wink), and I think that police officer is one of the front line, hardest (wink, wink) jobs (wink, wink) for public service (say no more!)."

Pure filth, I tell ya!

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

No, Sally was right. They were about sex. They didn't warrant being pulled, perhaps, but they were about sex.

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

As an experiment I suggest we copy and paste lines from the stripper blogs. Any that are removed from the OTS should also get the "offending" blog removed. Okay with you Whitney?

wmathews 4 years, 4 months ago

I see what you're saying guys, and realize that you continue inside jokes and conversations across the site. Truthfully some of those comments would've stayed had the thread not continued to the point where, out of context, it crossed the line. When that happens, most of the posts are removed.

Whitney Mathews Online Editor

John Hamm 4 years, 4 months ago

What trite trash you type! Lighten up, correct your commentary and let the woman do her job.

IndusRiver 4 years, 4 months ago

Really only wanted to be a helicopter pilot.

Dixie Jones 4 years, 4 months ago

Multi will you edit all my work for me please.....lol

kimk 4 years, 4 months ago

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beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Harmoney? Isn't she that gal who works as the cyber police over at the LJWorld who keeps removing people's posts?

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

No, harmoney comes in a can, it's really white puffy corn, not sure if that is suggestive of anything.

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Hillary, did you always know you wanted to be a cyber police officer?

Escapee 4 years, 4 months ago

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beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Nonsense. Sure we need it. Keep it coming Multi.

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

Gosh, I hope tomorrow's OTS is this much fun!

riverdrifter 4 years, 4 months ago

From Dee to here! Ain't nobody more fun than Dee after all these years. I'm going to go over and drink a bunch of Budweisers on his deck in your honor, Roe.

Escapee 4 years, 4 months ago

So, there ya go kids! Who knew a small town newspaper could provide so much FUN!!

My mistake....

trollkiller 4 years, 4 months ago

Yeah, they crack me up. This is primarily a forum for some regulars who apparently don't have much contact with others and prefer their masquerade with strangers.

In answer to today's question, No...IQ is too high.

beatrice 4 years, 4 months ago

Yes, I'm sure your IQ is high enough to make you "special."

And this isn't a masquerade, it is a charade.

Escapee 4 years, 4 months ago

Roe Baby...I wasn't being nasty. I was conceding that -- in fact -- I was wrong.... Don't be such a namecaller....

RoeDapple 4 years, 4 months ago

My misunderstanding Escapee! Guess I was in mommas basement too long yesterday! ;-)

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