Nice pictures. Just a couple of questions from the pics . . . :mrgreen:
- Who's the guy hanging around to the left of the podium (from the audience's view)? Was that a candidate that didn't make it thru the academy? ;-)
- I see that you're already pointing fingers at your superior officers!
- Too bad that they didn't do the ceremony in uniform and pin the badge on. I guess that they only do that on huge departments (e.g. NYPD, Boston, etc). My appointment as a Special PO was much like yours, we were called up (in civies) and handed our badges (don't recall what else, it was way back in 1978 . Never thought to have any pictures taken either. Even when I attended the contract acceptance/swearing in of our current chief some 15 years ago, it was essentially the same as what I went thru in 1978 .
Thanks everyone I really appreciate all the help and support I've gotten here!
In response LenS - The guy hanging..well, I'm not allowed to talk about him...in fact, I've said too much!
I wasn't pointing fingers at anyone, I was conveying a message! Obviously!
Yeah I didn't have a uniform yet...in fact I got fitted today (I forgot how high a my natural waist is!)...the promotions they did (sgt. and lt.) they were wearing their uniforms...so it was nice...but not me