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Old 12-30-2009, 1:44 PM
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What do you think? Does this guy look like a LEO?

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Well, if you don't think so, he's actually the chief of a California police dept. After 40 years as a LEO, he's about to retire. Story in this link: Click.
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Old 12-30-2009, 1:55 PM
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We all hope to walk that road with the same honorable ending. Now that Chief Medina has retired, he'll be busy as ever!
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Old 12-30-2009, 2:00 PM
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The Chief had an exemplary career from reading that story and appears to have made a positive impact on his community. I certainly can attest to the feelings of leaving le; tho his was by choice and mine was a forced medical.
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Old 12-30-2009, 5:21 PM
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I am walking down that road, and hopefully in a few years. I hope my friends can say I did a good job.
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Old 12-31-2009, 9:46 AM
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I'll be at the coffee shop with him in a few years.
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Old 12-31-2009, 9:04 PM
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I had a chief who was a lot like that, right down to the fedora. Flew bombers in World War 2 and then spent a lifetime in the business. A man like Chief Medina commands respect because he earned it.

Every department should have bosses like that.
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That's a very unique hat - very Peter Falk-like.

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Very cool story. Like 1911 said, I too hope to have a fitting end to my career. I'll miss the people for sure but I sure won't miss all of the other things like shift work, the whiners and politics. Just two more years and I can begin to do all of the things I have deferred until retirement and enjoy the rest of my life.
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Terry Medina is a legendary guy in Santa Cruz County. He was right there in all the mass-murderer and war protest madness in the '70's. He is very funny, and puts on the best roast each year at an Elks Lodge L.E. appreciation dinner. He knows exactly what is going on in his somewhat hardscrabble city. He is the kind of chief that real street cops want to work for.
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