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    Can't believe what I found...

    I was talking to a fellow BOP retiree and we were swapping lies about GLYNCO and of course Sally's Cop Shop came up. I was surfing their site and was amazed to find these... I guess I would be more amazed to think some folks actually purchased these!


    BOP FAMILY CREDENTIAL CASE


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    Re: Can't believe what I found...

    Wow........................
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    Re: Can't believe what I found...

    To be more accurate shouldn't they offer ones that say

    Ex wife 1,2,3
    Side chick 1,2,3

    Etc, etc, etc

    In all seriousness thought stupid freaking idea.

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    Can't Believe What I Found...

    Not to pick on the fire service, but I will. I think that this might be a bit more common there. Also, possibly with family of members of the armed forces. I have heard of T-shirts, bumper stickers, etc., saying my husband is a firefighter or my wife is sailor in the Navy.
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    Re: Can't Believe What I Found...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1348 View Post
    Not to pick on the fire service, but I will. I think that this might be a bit more common there. Also, possibly with family of members of the armed forces. I have heard of T-shirts, bumper stickers, etc., saying my husband is a firefighter or my wife is sailor in the Navy.
    At a missile base I was at the snow shovel on by the front door in Airman housing was the international sign of "my husband is in the missile field and it's breeding season"

    Lots of drama there.

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    Re: Can't believe what I found...

    I'm sure none of those family members would ever use those credential cases for any nefarious purposes. They are pretty nice though.
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    Re: Can't believe what I found...

    Quote Originally Posted by norcal79 View Post
    They are pretty nice though.
    Better than what our state gives the actual officers.............................
    My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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    Re: Can't believe what I found...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowa #1603 View Post
    Better than what our state gives the actual officers.............................
    Yeah, all we get is the ID. I've seen a couple of cool shadow boxes for staff that retired that had their badge, handcuffs, Folgers key, patches, winter hat badge, etc.

    It's always nice to get a couple of mementos from where you have worked - I still have a bunch from when I was a firefighter. Some of the institutions like ASP, ISP, and Fort Dodge have produced their own challenge coins.

    Is there an official reason why they stopped giving out badges? It still states on the uniform policy that they're supposed to issue one once you become a "permanent" employee. I've heard everything from people flashing them during traffic stops, badges popping up on ebay, to Des Moines not liking them due to them being too "paramilitaristic" (kinder and gentler IDOC).

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    Re: Can't believe what I found...

    Quote Originally Posted by norcal79 View Post
    Yeah, all we get is the ID. I've seen a couple of cool shadow boxes for staff that retired that had their badge, handcuffs, Folgers key, patches, winter hat badge, etc.

    It's always nice to get a couple of mementos from where you have worked - I still have a bunch from when I was a firefighter. Some of the institutions like ASP, ISP, and Fort Dodge have produced their own challenge coins.

    Is there an official reason why they stopped giving out badges? It still states on the uniform policy that they're supposed to issue one once you become a "permanent" employee. I've heard everything from people flashing them during traffic stops, badges popping up on ebay, to Des Moines not liking them due to them being too "paramilitaristic" (kinder and gentler IDOC).
    We were never allowed the receive a Folgers key for something like a retirement plaque. The lockshop was cutting up some Folgers keys and they gave me the round handle end with my EOD and name. I still have it.

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    Re: Can't believe what I found...

    Quote Originally Posted by norcal79 View Post
    Yeah, all we get is the ID. I've seen a couple of cool shadow boxes for staff that retired that had their badge, handcuffs, Folgers key, patches, winter hat badge, etc.

    It's always nice to get a couple of mementos from where you have worked - I still have a bunch from when I was a firefighter. Some of the institutions like ASP, ISP, and Fort Dodge have produced their own challenge coins.

    Is there an official reason why they stopped giving out badges? It still states on the uniform policy that they're supposed to issue one once you become a "permanent" employee. I've heard everything from people flashing them during traffic stops, badges popping up on ebay, to Des Moines not liking them due to them being too "paramilitaristic" (kinder and gentler IDOC).
    The director decided that patch badges were going to be used rather than metal badges. The same one that gave us the tootsie roll UPS uniforms and then let them wear the BDU's untucked. (That was Gary Maynard by the way)

    I never got a retired ID.................they were not giving them out when I retired I did get my badge.

    You only get the Foldger key if you have 30 yrs.................I was 4 months short of 30 total when I left

    The winter hat badges are --------------------well I started in 1976 the first time and they were obsolete THEN. Oh I have one but they hadn't been issued since the 1960's

    Quote Originally Posted by LDM View Post
    We were never allowed the receive a Folgers key for something like a retirement plaque. The lockshop was cutting up some Folgers keys and they gave me the round handle end with my EOD and name. I still have it.
    They are blank keys........................But you can buy them on EBAY
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    Never argue with idiots- They just drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

 

 

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