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Old 06-01-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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What are you retiree's doing since? working? school? traveling? at 29 years and quite possibly gonna be forced to retire due to a motorcycle crash I kinda wanted to see what other brothers have done?
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:49 PM   #2
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maybe go back to school...arson investigator.
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:50 PM   #3
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I've got 24 years behind me so it's something I think of often. I plan on either

1. Doing nothing
2. Teaching (I teach at a community college now)
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:51 PM   #4
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Chip & dale dancer?
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:52 PM   #5
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Not retired but some guys I know have gone into, PI work, 'expert testimony', took over a restaurant, one went full hippy on his property and dont do nothing.

This other guy retired from robbery and now just works cold cases. Thats like retirement
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:52 PM   #6
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Chip & dale dancer?
Yep. I recently auditioned at a club. Waiting to hear back from them.

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Old 06-01-2016, 12:53 PM   #7
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Not retired but some guys I know have gone into, PI work, 'expert testimony', took over a restaurant, one went full hippy on his property and dont do nothing. This is what I'm leaning towards!

This other guy retired from robbery and now just works cold cases. Thats like retirement
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:55 PM   #8
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yeah I think chip and dales but its more like chips and salsa for me
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:55 PM   #9
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yeah I think chip and dales but its more like chips and salsa for me
Same here brother!

What area will you be living in when you retire?
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:56 PM   #10
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Give Mr. Daylrymple (sp) a ring. Last I saw/talked to him he appears to be doing quite well and doing nothing but chasing dirt with his tractor. And he apparently hasnt had a hair cut since he left
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:58 PM   #11
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live in la vernia , so I will stay here I have a 8 and 5 year old still in school, started late in life ya know
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:58 PM   #12
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Give Mr. Daylrymple (sp) a ring. Last I saw/talked to him he appears to be doing quite well and doing nothing but chasing dirt with his tractor. And he apparently hasnt had a hair cut since he left
I saw a few pics of him. =)

I've had to shave and have a haircut for work since I was 17 years old. I will not go quietly into the night......

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Old 06-01-2016, 01:00 PM   #13
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live in la vernia , so I will stay here I have a 8 and 5 year old still in school, started late in life ya know
I hear ya. Got one starting high school in the fall.

Luckily my wife is retiring from the county at around the same time so we should be ok. I don't want to HAVE to work, but will probably do something to pay for my expensive hobbies (hunting, cocaine, etc.)
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:01 PM   #14
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Lmao!! Let us all know how Mary takes Sasquatch chew
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:08 PM   #15
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haha what is it with everyone growing out all the hair you can when you retire.... my dad reire from the pd here in '91 after 31 years and let his hair grow beard grow then bout 8 months later he shaved it off and cut his hair said ok I tried it to used to keeping it short
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:11 PM   #16
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I remember asking my old partner hey lets open a brothel when we retire, he says hell yeah{I was single then}I tell him since you will be retiring before me you can run it by HAND til I get some employee's........it took him a second before he got it
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:17 PM   #17
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I'm planning on retiring within the next year or two and looking at running for JP in the precinct that I live in.....If I lose, then I'm gonna go fishing.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:23 PM   #18
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I have worked with several retired LEO's that have transitioned into safety for various industries.
Probably very boring and monotonous but it might be a good way to take in some more income and benefits.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:26 PM   #19
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:28 PM   #20
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If I lose, then I'm gonna go fishing.
Gimme a call....if you don't mind guiding a dope smoking hippie!
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:29 PM   #21
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Gimme a call....if you don't mind guiding a dope smoking hippie!


You got Bobby. We can chase after flying fish. LOL
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:31 PM   #22
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Heck yeah. I'm in

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Old 06-01-2016, 01:32 PM   #23
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One I know does CHL classes.

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Old 06-01-2016, 01:40 PM   #24
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Run illegals, sell some dope, rent some women, do a couple of hired hits. If you couldn't beat em (an I know you gave thirty years of very very very hard effort) join em.

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Old 06-01-2016, 02:43 PM   #25
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I just wanna live here, fish there, hunt way over there and when I get bored go work or volunteer
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:51 PM   #26
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Im gonna re-apply to a bunch of agencies. THEN sue them for age discrimination when they say I'm to old...... And win billions and billions of dollars for my retirement fund.

Then when I wake up, Im gonna do what Amy says I need to do for the rest of the day, and maybe fish....poop, build some stuff, nap, poop....move some things from one side of shop to other, poop. Go to bed. Start over next day.
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:53 PM   #27
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Then when I wake up, Im gonna do what Amy says I need to do for the rest of the day, and maybe fish....poop, build some stuff, nap, poop....move some things from one side of shop to other, poop. Go to bed. Start over next day.
Sounds like a crappy retirement.
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:55 PM   #28
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:11 PM   #29
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I worked on our house some (and property) for about 6 months. Then I got an opportunity to work part time as a report writer for folks doing emergency management exercises. I did that for about 5 years before it went under (grant funded). During that same time, I handled my deceased mother's home sale, handled my step-father's move into two assisted living facilities and his money, tax returns, etc. After one of my lungs blew out in Dec 2013, I stopped fishing and hunting, selling almost all I had. After a year of that, I said "hail with that" and got another, smaller boat, bow, guns and have only been fishing a couple of times. Now I mow, repair things around the house, go fishing once in a great while, and help a couple of older folks in the neighborhood with odds and ends. We still make a trip to Louisiana now and then, but wife is pushing to go out west in about a month or so, just seeing something different. I keep saying I don't know how I did what I do when I was working 40+ every week. Oh, and I do take my share of naps too!
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:12 PM   #30
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I'm 20 years in and still have about 14-15 years to go but I would love to go to work with the Texas Baptist Men. Travel, build churches and hang out with cool folks.
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:32 PM   #31
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You could always become a inner city big brother an give back to the community.

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Old 06-01-2016, 04:00 PM   #32
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What are you retiree's doing since? working? school? traveling? at 29 years and quite possibly gonna be forced to retire due to a motorcycle crash I kinda wanted to see what other brothers have done?
Do you have a background in anything other than law enforcement? Maybe a bachelors degree in business, education, etc? Do you want to continue working or are you able to completely retire?
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:06 PM   #33
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I Thot about teaching motorcycle riding the way we ride I really don't wanna put on another uniform I love to ride


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Old 06-01-2016, 04:06 PM   #34
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In January I start my 34th year. I probably have about a year and a half to go. I cannot even imagine life after.

I guess that I had better start thinking about it. I suspect that I will be fishing more often, maybe getting him a little more golf that I have time for now, and then doing a bunch of nothing.

Who knows? If Hillary is the next president I will probably be stuck working another five years just to cover my insurance until I get to Medicare.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:42 PM   #35
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Father in law opened an rv rental business, sold that and now teaches motorcycle new rider courses for Harley.

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Old 06-01-2016, 05:10 PM   #36
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Lmao Chew


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Old 06-01-2016, 05:19 PM   #37
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I'm fortunate that my military retirement check and health care allows me to do as little as I want--and all I want to do is hunt pigs, deer, and fish occasionally. I do have a small lawn service--6 jobs--that allows me to continue to put money into an IRA. IRA isn't for me, but for wifey, as if I go first and take my military retirement check with me, she'll need "taking care of".

Mowing is all done on one day per week, or two if I've been out late the night before pursuing pigs.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:19 PM   #38
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Retired July 1, 2015 with 28 years in. I planned on some part time PI work, and hoped to bill around 4-500 hours for the first year. Right now I'm at 1500 billed hours for the past eleven months. I could probably work 50+ hours weekly, but I'm trying to maintain a balance between growing my business and enjoying life.

It's been great not having to deal with the daily bureaucratic BS and incompetence and actually get compensated for your expertise and ability to produce results.

The biggest challenge I see for some LEO's in retirement is that they allowed the badge to dictate who they were. Once the job is done, they have a hard time figuring what to do with themselves.

The biggest positive for me was volunteering to help kids learn to read at a inner city school. One of the law firms I work for requires their staff to do pro bono work. I got "volunteered" to help out out this school one day and afterwards went back weekly. It's been an incredible experience. I was sad to see to school end this year. Cant wait to do it again next year.

I miss the crew I worked with, but haven't missed the job at all since I left.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:21 PM   #39
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Lone star lawmen llc riots quelled, riots started, arse whoopin issued, governments overthrown, elections won, or any other type of organized chaos work done, kinda signup like in blazing saddles.


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Old 06-01-2016, 05:28 PM   #40
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ive only got 7 years on, but when I retire, I plan on being a professional bass fisherman
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:48 PM   #41
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It all depends on your personality! I know, strange comment....

I did not retire as an LEO, changed careers several times, but I easily get burned out and bored. I did slightly less than 15 years and when I walked away I was done.

I would say think about what you always WANTED to do if not an LEO? It took me many years to figure it out but I'm very happy with my career now even if I'm an old fart. I enjoy "always" being in the country, so land sales has been a blast for me. I don't sell residential, just land and it's been MOST of the time a blast. I get to see "critters" most every day, my 4x4 is my work vehicle and it sure as hell beats an office and suits!

Whatever you decide to do, thanks for your service...it's time to sit back and REALLY have some fun, God Bless!
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:50 PM   #42
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ive only got 7 years on, but when I retire, I plan on being a professional bass fisherman
By the time you retire there won't be anymore fish left. :-)
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:50 PM   #43
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By the time you retire there won't be anymore fish left. :-)
Sure feels like it...lol

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Old 06-01-2016, 06:00 PM   #44
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That's the thing with me is I love the streets I did 18 years on the west side of SA by choice I only left for traffics cause I wanted to ride motors, never took or signed up for any promotion tests in 29 years I will miss it


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Old 06-01-2016, 06:05 PM   #45
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I've got about 9 more years. I plan to hunt, and drink bourbon.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:20 PM   #46
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If and when I retire I don't want to work. That's me though. I wanna sit back and watch life pass by, fish, hunt,you know stuff.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:50 PM   #47
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:37 PM   #48
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I'm with you guys on finances I wont need to work am 52 now, but I will tell you younger brothers this start deferring now as much as you can afford so if you decide no sit around and do nothing after your career you can, as we age the criminal element never does they go to prison or die off. I hate seeing older L.E.O's having to work on patrol type jobs because that's all that's out there. Be safe guys
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:33 PM   #49
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I've got almost 16 years until then but I am thinking about starting a taxidermy shop. Something to keep me out of trouble.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:38 PM   #50
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I've got 24 years behind me so it's something I think of often. I plan on either

1. Doing nothing
2. Teaching (I teach at a community college now)
3. Private Investigator
4. Male escort
Combo;
1 then 4 when your tired of 1
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