"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." - Invictus, by William Ernest Henley
I have an engraved bracelet that says "Fall down seven times, stand up eight." It was a saying told to me when I graduated the police academy.
On that note, this post will be kind of flighty and short. Given how work has been going, this is about as good as it is going to get today. Today I saw a good friend of mine in a shoot/don't shoot situation in real life. He is not sure he is comfortable with the decision he made, I have every confidence in the world in him. You don't make your decision because you hate what is in front of you . . . you make it because you love the men and women behind you.
If you're in California and see a San Bernardino deputy . . . tell them thanks for what they do. It's a long story, but they're worth it.
"There's no such thing as coincidence" - Lt. Joe Leaphorn, from the Tony Hillerman books.
This is an unsolicited review of the Smith & Wesson M & P Shield 9mm. It's brutal. I'm blunt in response to everything and everyone. My first duty weapon ...
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