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Old 2020-10-06, 22:27   #221
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A peace officer is a civil officer appointed to preserve the public peace. As with other professions, peace officers don't always do their jobs well.
Too bad the police are not like Andy instead of being like Barney.

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Old 2020-10-07, 10:34   #222
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A peace officer is a civil officer appointed to preserve the public peace. As with other professions, peace officers don't always do their jobs well.
"Peace Is Our Profession".
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Old 2020-10-07, 11:14   #223
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"Peace Is Our Profession".
Ah, yes, the motto of the Strategic Air Command, which had B-52's with payloads of nuclear bombs flying as close to Soviet air space as they dared.

Be it said, however, the Strategic Air Command actually was instrumental in maintaining the peace. We did not get into a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The SAC was a major reason for this.

The SAC commanding officer was for some years General Curtis E. "Bombs away" LeMay, who had in WWII engineered the "fire raids" on Japan. General LeMay said after the war that, had we lost, he probably would have been tried as a war criminal. I believe that the character General Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove was to some extent inspired by him. He was George Wallace's vice-presidential running mate in 1968.

I had a neighbor for years who was retired Air Force. Served in Korea, flew planes all over creation. Later on he was on the administrative end of things. He had many interesting, sometimes amusing, stories. One of these was about the time he met some former Soviet officers. They told him that Curtis LeMay had been the one man they truly feared.
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