Jelly Bellies Memo means the loss of a job.

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    Jelly Bellies Memo means the loss of a job.

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I'll censor the rest of what I want to say.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/01/jel....ap/index.html

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    That is extermely sad. Now wonder Cops and doughnuts go together

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    Hmm; they must be pretty satisfied with their fat-boy image. Must be a real sensitive lot.
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    Can anyone say "entitlement job." Like most gov't work the opinion is once you have it you have it until death or retirement. Bottom line is police NEED to be in passable physical shape not only for the publics benefit but their own. Some 80 pound overweight cop in horrible condition is going to have problems if he gets into a solo scuffle with an in shape person.

    Hopefully another department picks him up!

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    I think what they have there....is a failure to communicate....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    This is absolutely ridiculous. I'll censor the rest of what I want to say.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/01/jel....ap/index.html

    I read that story in our local paper, and found it infuriating!

    If the cops who had their poor widdle feewings so hurt are that sensitive, *** are they doing working as COPS?!

    Yeah, that's right, fatty, I'm talkin' to you! If you're sensitive when someone says that the fat guys and girls on the force should take some well-intentioned advice and slim down some, and they don't single you out by name or description to be embarrassed, it's your guilty conscience telling you you're fat! How DARE you bring about the end of a good man's job?!

    That chief needs to be reinstated, with back pay and a raise and a promotion.

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    If the cops who had their poor widdle feewings so hurt are that sensitive, *** are they doing working as COPS?!
    Hmph. One would think the prevalence of doughnut jokes would be prima facie evidence of the overall problem.

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    In the military you need to constantly qualify and keep in shape. In the police force you have to pass the physical at the acadamy and then you are set for life. It's really sad that there are so many fat cops around. They are less effective in protecting and serving and they are more likely to get themselves killed.
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    That is pathetic that someone would loose their job for encouraging his troops to get into better health and shape. It is interesting that if he had been bringing in doughnuts to the troops everyday, he'd still have his job. Somethin's wrong isn't it.

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    "This is officer Farva! Do you need my assistance!"

    This is just plain discraceful. This man is a strong leader, acting as an example to those under him, trying to encourage the police force (of all people) to be the best it can be, and he gets forced to resign? I hope some other PD sees this and offers him a job.

    On a side note, did anyone else notice the wording of the video link?
    "Watch what people who depend on cops to protect them said about the memo"

    Another example of creeping sheepism. Though not surprising from CNN.

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    I agree that LEO's should try to stay in good/decent physical condition for their own benefit.
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    PT testing is being implemented in many dept's. Perhaps the chief should have started there, instead of a memo. reality is that PD sit most of the day, not get out and physically work.
    How many of you sitting behind the computer criticizing are in any better shape than most PD? How many of you work static jobs , then go work out to stay in shape?
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    I believe like in most cases there is more to this story than what has been reported on this incident.

    I think most people would agree that serving full-time police officers should maintain a certain level of conditioning not seen in all departments. However, I see no information that this chief was particularly good at his job. I agree with his stance on the weight issue for his officers, but what other information is presented that he is a good man or a good cop? None.

    If he was this abrasive on the weight issue then you can bet it extended to other aspects of his management style. My company had a VP who was ultimately fired for lack of revenue results. That was the excuse. The fact that he was a misogynist, a screamer and threw things at people were the real reasons. However, those things look really bad in a press release. The fact that the chief resigned tends to tell me that someone showed him something that would come out about him if he did not resign. Such is the political world at that level.
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