This is a discussion on Texas LE qualifications within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; THE OFFICIAL TEXAS SHERIFF EXAM A young Texan grew up wanting to be a lawman. He grew up big, 6' 2", strong as a longhorn ...
THE OFFICIAL TEXAS SHERIFF EXAM
A young Texan grew up wanting to be a lawman.
He grew up big, 6' 2", strong as a longhorn and fast as mustang.
He could shoot a bottle cap tossed in the air at 40 paces.
When he finally came of age, he applied to where he had only dreamed of working: the West Texas Sheriff's Department.
After a series of tests and interviews, the Chief Deputy finally called him into his office for the young man's last interview.
The Chief Deputy said, "You're a big strong kid and you can really shoot. So far your qualifications all look good, but we just don't let anyone carry our badge, son." We have, what you might call, an "Attitude Suitability test", that you must take before you can be accepted.
Then, sliding a service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk, the Chief said,
"Take this pistol and go out and shoot:
six illegal aliens,
six meth dealers,
six Muslim extremists,
and a rabbit."
"Why the rabbit?" queried the young applicant.
"You pass," said the Chief Deputy. "When can you start?"
"A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013