Thursday, April 24, 2014

Retirement

What will you do when you retire?  Do you have plans?  Long term plans?  Many police retire young, often in their fifties.  Many of them plan to retire and do some traveling, maybe do a little fishing or hunting.  But what then?

Too many officers retire and then have nothing to do because all they have done for 25 or 30 years is police work.  They end up going back to work or going into private security.  So they are working again.  A few others can't handle the boredom and end up killing themselves.  Don't be those guys.

You need friends outside of law enforcement.  People at your church, people who share non-police hobbies with you.  People you can confide in.  Too often police become insular and only socialize with other police.  Then they retire and don't have any friends because they are still working.  Get out more; that's what the SGT Says.

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