Re: World of Weird

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Posted by KneeHighGuy (other posts) on March 14, 2017 at 20:17:23:

In Reply to: Re: World of Weird posted by Mick / Ill on March 14, 2017 at 15:55:14:

: : : : Did someone mention skateboarding ?

: : : Yep, I have done it in uniform and tall boots in front of the Ohio State House, along with hop scotch and jumping rope. The boots actually make it easier, believe me. The weight of all the gear, including weapons, sort of help you hold your balance. Lots of fun, and the public loves it.

: : We want pictures, Mick....and we want them now. :-|

: : (I assume "it" refers to skateboarding?) ;-)
: Well buddy, there are some pictures at the Columbus office, I will see what I can do. They really are funny. I surprised myself, but it is not the first time I did things in uniform or with tall boots on. In the academy, we even had to run in them, as well as climb fences, and walls. Glad I had 2 pairs, because they took a beating, especially when I got them wet. Hang in there, I will make a call.

Thanks, Mick! I'm sure I'm not the only guy around here who'll be looking forward to this.

It should be no surprise to any of us that police would train to run and jump and do all the physical things eventually expected of them while wearing the same type of uniform and equipment they eventually will wear on duty. Makes perfect sense. Still, the picture in my mind seems kind of surreal. Maybe I just need to see active duty cops running and jumping and climbing more often in real life.

I did once see a motor officer sprint in motor patrol boots. Had his duty belt, leather jacket, and Kevlar vest on as well. I was surprised how well he was able to run in those boots, to say nothing of being weighed down with all that other equipment.

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