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o2bnsxm
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600274 - 07/26/14 10:02 PM (65.13.175.190)

Thanks Charlieh,
I took as many of them off the street as I could. Left the rest for the "newer cadre" of Officers. Like fighting a forest fire with a Dixie cup. You feel like you are doing some good, but it just doesn't show.

Edited by o2bnsxm (07/27/14 12:09 AM)


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biglar
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1600295 - 07/27/14 07:32 AM (72.70.130.41)

And I thank you for trying. Love it when the streets are safe!

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JimRosen
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: biglar]
      #1600301 - 07/27/14 08:04 AM (98.156.86.237)

I've worked for my dad all my life. Now at the Belair Beach Club, and hope to be here until I die.

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charlieh
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1600336 - 07/27/14 12:23 PM (67.232.31.137)

Quote:


Like fighting a forest fire with a Dixie cup. You feel like you are doing some good, but it just doesn't show.





It seems impossible to me to imagine what it was like dealing with Mardi Gras for 30 years from a law enforcement point of view. You must have a book of great stories.


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o2bnsxm
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600337 - 07/27/14 12:27 PM (65.13.175.190)

Quote:

charlieh said:
Quote:


Like fighting a forest fire with a Dixie cup. You feel like you are doing some good, but it just doesn't show.




It seems impossible to me to imagine what it was like dealing with Mardi Gras for 30 years from a law enforcement point of view. You must have a book of great stories.




I will probably write a book about my "on the job" experiences eventually (after the Statute of Limitations runs out ).


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charlieh
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1600339 - 07/27/14 12:47 PM (67.232.31.137)

o2b - my son was a world class jazz drummer (at his age) and went to every major summer jazz camp in the US, including Loyola - New Orleans. My wife and I stayed there for the 2 weeks he was in camp.

He became a very close friend of Jason Marsalis (the youngest of the Marsalis boys) who is also a drummer. While there we got to know Ellis pretty well and heard him perform many times. My son opened up for Wynton one time in New Jersey, and Branford and his wife have joined me for 2 college basketball games and dinners.

The memories of dealing with the Marsalis family brings back many good memories and of course a strong New Orleans tie.


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o2bnsxm
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600342 - 07/27/14 01:15 PM (65.13.175.190)

Yes,
The Marsalis family is a cornerstone in New Orleans, along with the Neville's (Aaron and Charmaine). Both are families rich in the Jazz heritage of New Orleans, and active in the Community. I too attended Loyola University (1971 thru 1974), but had no experience with the Music program there. My Major was Criminal Justice.

Edited by o2bnsxm (07/27/14 01:19 PM)


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JeanneJOE
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Leagle49]
      #1600454 - 07/28/14 03:31 PM (99.20.21.114)

I raised three boys and worked part-time which eventually turned into a full-time job as a legal secretary then became a paralegal. I worked for a sole practitioner for over 35 years doing a lot of real estate, estate work and family law. I retired from that position for three years and just went back part-time working again for a sole practitioner doing real estate closings. Besides enjoying being a grandmother Goal is next year to retire next summer and go to Naples Florida to watch the sun rise.

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JeanneJOE
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Leagle49]
      #1600466 - 07/28/14 04:25 PM (99.20.21.114)

Started working during the summer in a "service station" at the age of 15. Worked 6 days a week. Subsequently when I turned 18 got a "real job" at the former NY, NH & H Railroad as a car inspector. That was a high paying union job that I worked every summer during college.

Left the railroad and dropped out of college in my senior year at 21 to become a state trooper for the next 24 years. Had a very exciting and rewarding career in many different operational assignments. Served as a road trooper and after 4 years promoted to sergeant. Nearly 4 years later assigned as a supervisor in the narcotics task force and subsequently promoted to lieutenant and placed in charge of that task force. Four years later appointed as the Commanding Officer of a Troop for the next 2 years. Made captain and assigned as the Commandant of the Training Academy for the next 3 years. Later moved into internal affairs for a few years. Promoted to major and served as a District Commanding Officer. Finally retired in 1991 as the head of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, to become municipal police chief of a 26 person department, a position I held for over 19 years.
In 2010 was appointed as the US Marshal for the District of CT, where I continue to serve in a federal capacity. All the years in law enforcement added together, it will be 47 completed this October. Been a very rewarding career that I never could have done without the daily support from my wife Jeanne.


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sumbeach
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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600626 - 07/29/14 04:29 PM (70.123.166.161)

Worked in a supermarket during school, then after college and two years in the Army, managed that supermarket for a year. Then retired from Kraft Foods (sales) after 30 years, then retired again from another major food broker after 11 years. Stayed in the Army Guard for 20 yrs, retired as a LTC. Don't plan on retiring any more because I don't plan on working any more.
Now just keep the house going, fish at the Texas coast, and dream about the next trip to SXM.
Katherine has been a legal assistant for almost 25 years.

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