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Forum: General Chat 10-13-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2,548
Posted By Getting too old
At my first city we had 2 410 shotguns and a 22...

At my first city we had 2 410 shotguns and a 22 rifle that belonged to ACO that we never had to qualify with but were available to us. We also bought some over the counter dog repellant, again, no...
Forum: General Chat 10-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4,304
Posted By Getting too old
As I said earlier, all of the agencies I worked...

As I said earlier, all of the agencies I worked for were out of PDs, but I did have occasion to visit another agency that was attached to public health. I was a little nervous there because several...
Forum: General Chat 10-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4,304
Posted By Getting too old
Were any of those things in a policy manual...

Were any of those things in a policy manual anywhere? I worked as ACO for 3 cities, and we were a division of the PD in each, so we were subject to the PDC dress code. I could keep my moustache, but...
Forum: General Chat 06-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 10,081
Posted By Getting too old
I always worked for PDs, but I knew a couple that...

I always worked for PDs, but I knew a couple that were not. One was public works and their pay was about 20% less than a PD based ACO. Another was a large city where they were moved from PD, to...
Forum: Ask the ACO 06-07-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 21,747
Posted By Getting too old
About a year before I left the industry I had a...

About a year before I left the industry I had a dealing with the large city south of mine. The call center was remote from the shelter, and didn't communicate very well. There was an injured animal...
Forum: Announcements 04-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 10,728
Posted By Getting too old
Dunno, he's usually good about getting back to me.

Dunno, he's usually good about getting back to me.
Forum: Announcements 04-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 10,728
Posted By Getting too old
Sounds like fun. Iíll run it by Mark.

Sounds like fun. Iíll run it by Mark.
Forum: Ask the ACO 02-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,424
Posted By Getting too old
I have only had 1 dog shot by a police officer....

I have only had 1 dog shot by a police officer. The owners had 2 dogs that didnít get along so the kept them separated all the time. One was in the bedroom with the brother while the other was...
Forum: In the News 02-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Getting too old
"Argentine Mastiff (Overgrown Pit Bull) Bites...

"Argentine Mastiff (Overgrown Pit Bull) Bites News Reporters Lip Off On Air!" Give me a break.
Forum: Ask the ACO 02-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,424
Posted By Getting too old
My dart guns have all been CO2 or pump up. So...

My dart guns have all been CO2 or pump up. So over penetration has never been a concern for me. However, I have nearly missed a couple of times. I hit a cat once in the tail and a male dog in the...
Forum: In the News 02-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Getting too old
I never watch local TV, Iím a history Channel or...

I never watch local TV, Iím a history Channel or Speedvision kind of a guy. I just happen to see this as a headline on a news link on the internet. Iím in a small town and we get around 2 or 3 dog...
Forum: Ask the ACO 02-08-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,424
Posted By Getting too old
Ainít got one. Our only restrictions are...

Ainít got one. Our only restrictions are departmental policies, and of course, officer judgment. Many moons ago Ft. Worth had a G Shep living in the median of a major highway. The dog had become a...
Forum: In the News 02-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By Getting too old
Alaska woman, 85, uses shovel to fend off moose

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska ó An 85-year-old Alaska woman used a grain shovel to fend off an agitated moose that was stomping her husband.

George Murphy says his wife saved his...
Forum: In the News 02-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By Getting too old
Book' em Danno: Turkey busts into Deadwood library

The Associated Press

DEADWOOD, S.D. ó Authorities in Deadwood, S.D., investigating an apparent break-in at a public library were surprised to discover the culprit: a 20-plus-pound turkey.

Library...
Forum: In the News 02-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By Getting too old
Beaver to stay despite toppling trees in city park

The Associated Press

SALISBURY, Md. ó A beaver that has settled in a Maryland city park can stay despite chewing down trees.

Officials in Salisbury say the state Department of Natural Resources has...
Forum: In the News 02-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By Getting too old
Ohio orangutan gets newer birth control device

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND ó A Cleveland Clinic women's health specialist has made a house call at the zoo to demonstrate how to fit an orangutan with a newer brand of implanted birth-control...
Forum: In the News 02-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By Getting too old
Albatross found in LA freed to fly home to Hawaii

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES ó A large seabird found in the back of a pickup truck in Los Angeles has been released to begin its long flight home across the Pacific.

The Los Angeles Times...
Forum: In the News 02-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By Getting too old
Pet elk denied re-entry to Pennsylvania from W.Va.

ALEPPO, Pa. ó A runaway elk can't go home to Pennsylvania, even if it wanted to.

More than a year after the 3-year-old elk escaped from his paddock, he's being denied re-entry to the state from West...
Forum: In the News 02-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By Getting too old
Lions apparently not enough to keep intruders out

The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ó With 120 lions, tigers and other big cats on the grounds, the owner of a Colorado refuge didn't think he needed a security system.

Nick Sculac says he...
Forum: In the News 02-04-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Getting too old
Toddler mauled near Fort Worth

Dog Mauling Case Grows More Complicated
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/Dogs-That-Mauled-Child-To-Be-Put-Down-013112

Parents Knew Boy Could Reach Dogs, Affidavit Says

Read more on myFOXdfw.com:...
Forum: In the News 02-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Getting too old
I have been at my current city just over 2 years...

I have been at my current city just over 2 years now, and I have had 2 City managers, 2 Chiefs of Police and Iím on my 3rd Lieutenant, so it has been a little inconsistent about what we do or do not...
Forum: Ask the ACO 02-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,033
Posted By Getting too old
There is also the big city/small town thing to...

There is also the big city/small town thing to consider. My first city was 10 sq mi and a population of 37,000. My second was 3.5 sq mi and 8,000 and my current is 4.5 sq mi and 24,000. We have no...
Forum: Ask the ACO 02-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,033
Posted By Getting too old
In some states ACO is covered under the umbrella...

In some states ACO is covered under the umbrella of things like park rangers, or already has some kind of peace officer connotation attached so all that is needed is a policy change. In Texas we are...
Forum: In the News 02-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Getting too old
My whole career has been at shelters under the...

My whole career has been at shelters under the PD. Iíve never been under health, code enforcement or public works, so I wouldnít even know where to begin a comparison. Through PD it is usually a...
Forum: General Chat 02-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 4,541
Posted By Getting too old
Nice to hear from you. I went for months barely...

Nice to hear from you. I went for months barely ever coming here, but in the last few weeks I have been making it back by on a semi-regular basis. I have moved to another city, became a moderator on...
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