What all cops know ... and never forget

The reminders of slain Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron are around every corner of the police department - flowers in the report writing room, black mourning bands over badges, the sergeant's name on the placard outside his office. Full Story
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Really

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 12, 2010
the death of this officer was tragic. To lose ones life in the line of their job is sad. However to put forth such a spectacle was uncalled for. Police departments from all over the state were in town for this funeral. who paid for these police to be present???? taxpayers. they tied up traffic for hours to disrput the residents. Lets consider the real heros those who are in far away lands fighting terrorists. These soles are not getting home t night nor stopping at donut shops for free food no they are sleeping in dirt and eating it all the while people are trying to kill them. These are national guard people , men and women who are leaving their families. When they lose their life the get a listing in the paper. their lives are worth at least as much as a police man who sleeps in his own bed at night. lets kep this all in perspective
Proud

Saint Paul, MN

#3 May 12, 2010
Most in attendance were doing so on their own time, not being paid for attending a funeral. Get your facts right before you make a rude and insonciderate post. I couldn't agree with you more, our armed forces deserve a just and fitting funeral if they sacrifice their life for this country, and to you, I encourage you to keep track of those military members who have given their life for us, and make sure to attend and publicly recognize them for their sacrifice to this great nation. I would encourage you to make sure that each community turns out in the hundreds to help honor and recognize the sacrifice a fallen soldier gives, don't come on here and complain, take time to make an effort to go out and do something to help make known how much we as a country appreciate the sacrifice of our military!
Suburban Cop

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 12, 2010
Really wrote:
the death of this officer was tragic. To lose ones life in the line of their job is sad. However to put forth such a spectacle was uncalled for. Police departments from all over the state were in town for this funeral. who paid for these police to be present???? taxpayers. they tied up traffic for hours to disrput the residents. Lets consider the real heros those who are in far away lands fighting terrorists. These soles are not getting home t night nor stopping at donut shops for free food no they are sleeping in dirt and eating it all the while people are trying to kill them. These are national guard people , men and women who are leaving their families. When they lose their life the get a listing in the paper. their lives are worth at least as much as a police man who sleeps in his own bed at night. lets kep this all in perspective
You are a fool.
Disagree

Bushnell, FL

#5 May 12, 2010
Really wrote:
the death of this officer was tragic. To lose ones life in the line of their job is sad. However to put forth such a spectacle was uncalled for. Police departments from all over the state were in town for this funeral. who paid for these police to be present???? taxpayers. they tied up traffic for hours to disrput the residents. Lets consider the real heros those who are in far away lands fighting terrorists. These soles are not getting home t night nor stopping at donut shops for free food no they are sleeping in dirt and eating it all the while people are trying to kill them. These are national guard people , men and women who are leaving their families. When they lose their life the get a listing in the paper. their lives are worth at least as much as a police man who sleeps in his own bed at night. lets kep this all in perspective
1 Many police departments are small and need the support from the entire community as do their wives and children.

2 Officers and public relate more intensely when an officer is murdered or dies on US soil.

3 Sometimes the public sees the local officer as the US soldier right in our streets protecting our lives on our own streets which they are.

4 Present and former military are often in law enforcement and never object to the honors given slain officers. They understand it.

5 POlice officers fight and live in the combat zones of crime here in the US as do their spouses and children opften creating immense stress for the entire family 24/7. Generally they do the job for 20 to 30 years.

6 When a bullet is shot in my community at an officer, I know that it might have been here for me, my neighbors, my children...it is closer to home.

7 The service also seves as a psychological strength and confidence booster for all involved...family, officers, community and allows them to vent their feelings and gather more support...extremely important for traumatized officers suffering a great loss.

We respect and honor our good law enforcement officers thoughout the entire nation as we do our military. Both are invaluable...sometimes the same people.
Josef S

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 12, 2010
lldgpr wrote:
Police should get cash bonuses for every thug they kill. We would soon have a very polite society
Velkome to the USSR, tool.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#8 May 12, 2010
Really wrote:
the death of this officer was tragic. To lose ones life in the line of their job is sad. However to put forth such a spectacle was uncalled for. Police departments from all over the state were in town for this funeral. who paid for these police to be present???? taxpayers. they tied up traffic for hours to disrput the residents. Lets consider the real heros those who are in far away lands fighting terrorists. These soles are not getting home t night nor stopping at donut shops for free food no they are sleeping in dirt and eating it all the while people are trying to kill them. These are national guard people , men and women who are leaving their families. When they lose their life the get a listing in the paper. their lives are worth at least as much as a police man who sleeps in his own bed at night. lets kep this all in perspective
Your attempt at a comparison to those in the military falls woefully short. I support those who are taken from their families to fight an unseen enemy in the middle east.
But for you to complain about a disruption in traffic for a funeral is one of the most selfish things a person could say. This human being whose funeral procession you are commenting on gave his life to protect your sorry a.ss. This human being was shot in cold blood by some gutless human waste without even a chance of defending himself. I am not into blood and gore, but I loved the picture of that human waste laying dead on a city street.
And finally what difference does make to you personally whether those who were honoring his life were on duty or going on their own time. Did you feel less safe during that whole service and procession?
Thirty 10_30

Saint Paul, MN

#11 May 12, 2010
jerry person wrote:
When a truck driver dies it is also a tradgety. Just trained paid exadrators make evil people look good in their eyes.
A drunk supports drinking. a junky supports drugs, A predator supports a other predators like cops.
Anyone who supports todays criminal just us system should be held accountable and incarcerated.
The worst crime is crimes against the people. So the most violent animals have badges, Humans can not be members of criminal just us systems. They have a consceince.
Your not even real- YOU get the TROLL academy award. Someone has to intentionally sound as stupid as you.

HAVING FUN YET?
Thirty 10_30

Saint Paul, MN

#12 May 12, 2010
Turtle lake - Spooner WAY too funney.
Thirty 10_30

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 12, 2010
Unarmed boy walking along a Highway bridge overpass wants to jump is tazed 19 times and "falls" breaking dozens of bones in his body including his neck and back.

Blood tests reveal no DRUGS in his blood. The boy claimed he was having a hard time in school.

The Chief said they had to taze him because he TALKED about killing cops and Wanted to kill cops.

MEGA lawsuit filed, Cops given administrative leave.

THE BOY WAS UNARMED - TRYING TO COMMIT SUCIDE BY JUMPING OF A BRIDGE RAIL.

"HEY BOY!! Get your *SS down from there, are you stupid? F*** you cops leave me alone or I will jump! OK Dick taze him. NOBODY talks to me that way"
Fed up with stupid

Saint Paul, MN

#15 May 12, 2010
Really wrote:
<quoted text>a fool yet you cannot refute the facts you are a cop a person who hopes to never fire a gun. yes you train to be a cop for 4 months then they put you out. the troops they leave their families are being shot at daily they are away from home for up to 14 months. a fool well you are ignorant of the facts. You live in a little make believe world with your view. why do you not go down to sign up to go to afgan and find out what real warriors do. I never said that their deaths were anything but tragic but to put on such a display having police from all over come here on tax dollars to have your parades is questionable while those who have lost their lives defending the country are trivilized
Cops train for 4 months? Really? Who told you that, the Easter Bunny? If you hate the police so much perhaps you need to relocate to a country without them.
Its Obvious

Saint Paul, MN

#16 May 12, 2010
Thirty 10_30 wrote:
Unarmed boy walking along a Highway bridge overpass wants to jump is tazed 19 times and "falls" breaking dozens of bones in his body including his neck and back.
Blood tests reveal no DRUGS in his blood. The boy claimed he was having a hard time in school.
The Chief said they had to taze him because he TALKED about killing cops and Wanted to kill cops.
MEGA lawsuit filed, Cops given administrative leave.
THE BOY WAS UNARMED - TRYING TO COMMIT SUCIDE BY JUMPING OF A BRIDGE RAIL.
"HEY BOY!! Get your *SS down from there, are you stupid? F*** you cops leave me alone or I will jump! OK Dick taze him. NOBODY talks to me that way"
And, if the cops would've done nothing and the boy would've jumped, the cops would've been sued. Cops are forever in a no-win situation. They're damned if they do and they're damned if they dont. And, no, I am not a cop, nor am I a criminal.
St Pauly Girl

Sun Prairie, WI

#18 May 12, 2010
the sarrow wrote:
pigs and popos need to realize that curruption within the police force will only bring bad karma back to them. Shooting an innocent person, stealing from innocent people, CURRUPTION....will bring you DEATH, SARROW, DARKNESS.....
Perhaps instead of preaching your stupidity, you could work on figuring out how to use your spell-check.
Report Abuse

Saint Paul, MN

#19 May 12, 2010
jerry person wrote:
When a truck driver dies it is also a tradgety. Just trained paid exadrators make evil people look good in their eyes.
A drunk supports drinking. a junky supports drugs, A predator supports a other predators like cops.
Anyone who supports todays criminal just us system should be held accountable and incarcerated.
The worst crime is crimes against the people. So the most violent animals have badges, Humans can not be members of criminal just us systems. They have a consceince.
Someone please block Jerry for life from ever posting. His comments are thoughtless non-sensical and inflametory.
Report Abuse

Saint Paul, MN

#20 May 12, 2010
Really wrote:
<quoted text>a fool yet you cannot refute the facts you are a cop a person who hopes to never fire a gun. yes you train to be a cop for 4 months then they put you out. the troops they leave their families are being shot at daily they are away from home for up to 14 months. a fool well you are ignorant of the facts. You live in a little make believe world with your view. why do you not go down to sign up to go to afgan and find out what real warriors do. I never said that their deaths were anything but tragic but to put on such a display having police from all over come here on tax dollars to have your parades is questionable while those who have lost their lives defending the country are trivilized
You are a fool. Look up POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Minneosota requires a higher level of training than many states. I do not know where you get the 4 months from.
Not really

Rochester, MN

#21 May 12, 2010
Really wrote:
the death of this officer was tragic. To lose ones life in the line of their job is sad. However to put forth such a spectacle was uncalled for. Police departments from all over the state were in town for this funeral. who paid for these police to be present???? taxpayers. they tied up traffic for hours to disrput the residents. Lets consider the real heros those who are in far away lands fighting terrorists. These soles are not getting home t night nor stopping at donut shops for free food no they are sleeping in dirt and eating it all the while people are trying to kill them. These are national guard people , men and women who are leaving their families. When they lose their life the get a listing in the paper. their lives are worth at least as much as a police man who sleeps in his own bed at night. lets kep this all in perspective
Oh those poor residents who were inconvenienced for one day. Who is paying for all those Officers to be there. They were there voluntarily. If you dont believe me, check it out. So before you go shooting off your mouth, check things out before bitching about something. Keep that in perspective.
Teach em Right

United States

#23 May 12, 2010
Report Abuse wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone please block Jerry for life from ever posting. His comments are thoughtless non-sensical and inflametory.
He is stuck in his moms basement and has nothing better to do.
Fed up with stupid

Saint Paul, MN

#24 May 12, 2010
Nick wrote:
<quoted text>
MN is still a joke when it comes to police training. After attending a 7 month police academy in LA, 3 years on the job, I came back to MN to see about becoming a cop here in MN. The POST board were total jealous ****-h-o-l-e-s and said their 12 week training (at that time) was better than LAPD. LOL LOL What a bunch of r-e-t-a-r-d-s.
Let me guess. You didn't pass the psych exam did you?
Dick

Saint George, UT

#25 May 12, 2010
Really is a fool.

What is more dangerous, to be a cop or be stationed on an Air Force Base? In my opinion it is far more dangerous to be a cop.

In Korea 15000 we Marines suffered more casualties in 4 weeks in the Chosin Reservoir than all the forces combined in Iraq and Afghanistan in 8 years.

As President Eisehower who was the top General of WWII said, Beware the military-industrial complex.
Or as Gen Smedly Butler who was one of the few two time winners of the Medal of Honor said in his book the title of which says it all - War is a Racket.
LA Blows

Rochester, MN

#26 May 12, 2010
Nick wrote:
<quoted text>
MN is still a joke when it comes to police training. After attending a 7 month police academy in LA, 3 years on the job, I came back to MN to see about becoming a cop here in MN. The POST board were total jealous ****-h-o-l-e-s and said their 12 week training (at that time) was better than LAPD. LOL LOL What a bunch of r-e-t-a-r-d-s.
The corruption in the LAPD makes the Minneapolis PD look like kind and thoughtful people. Why did you go there in the first place and why did you want to come back. You werent wanted in the first place, why would you think Minnesota would lower their statndard and take you now?
Wow

Saint Paul, MN

#27 May 12, 2010
Really wrote:
the death of this officer was tragic. To lose ones life in the line of their job is sad. However to put forth such a spectacle was uncalled for. Police departments from all over the state were in town for this funeral. who paid for these police to be present???? taxpayers. they tied up traffic for hours to disrput the residents. Lets consider the real heros those who are in far away lands fighting terrorists. These soles are not getting home t night nor stopping at donut shops for free food no they are sleeping in dirt and eating it all the while people are trying to kill them. These are national guard people , men and women who are leaving their families. When they lose their life the get a listing in the paper. their lives are worth at least as much as a police man who sleeps in his own bed at night. lets kep this all in perspective
You know what's great about your comment, Really? The next time you need help (and someday you will), one of your local police officers will be there quickly and they will treat you with the utmost respect - no matter how disrespectfully you behave.

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