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My GLP police thread. Dedicated to my grandfather.

 
Liesurelife

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11/24/2020 10:11 PM

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My GLP police thread. Dedicated to my grandfather.
Hey Gang.

I want to start a thread dedicated to my grandfather.

He was a police officer.

He was physically and mentally injured in the Detroit riots of 1967.

His name was Robert Lake.

He was a good man, far from perfect, but did his best.

The family always had a contentious relationship with him after he sustained a head injury in the line of duty, and probably before, but I can't remember that far back.

He was a very solemn guy, didn't talk much, he obviously carried a lot of weight from the shit he saw, what he had to deal with. In short, he was a dick.

I've heard stories.

He was all about the work, and was unable to give much back to us emotionally.

Deep down I feel that he was a good man and wanted to help people, but he became bitter and unresponsive by the time I was old enough to understand that he was traumatized.

I remember hearing stories of the shit he went through while on the job, and now I think he had PTSD.

At that time we didn't have these words, we just knew he was fucked up from his service and we also knew not to cross him when he was "in one of his moods"...

He was from the old school, the wife stayed at home, raised my mother and two brothers, to be honest they were pretty much a disappointment, wife took to the bottle and ended up in a sanitarium, the entire family life ended up in tragedy after.

No one really lived up to his expectations, he was a hard man.

However, no one else makes me as proud, even now.

Mostly we are white trash to be honest, doesn't bother me, we all did what we had to do to get by and most of us worked hard, but none of his grandkids are strangers to the bottle, and none of us ended up cops.

I never did right by Gramps, fuck, who could?

In my own small way I thought I would put this thread out there to highlight some of the things that he would encounter on the daily.

Some of the things that made him go the way he did.

I watch a lot of police videos to understand why he was the way he was and it helps me to understand why.

It's a tribute I guess, and a warning.

With all this "defund the police" bullshit going about, I think it's important that people understand what they go through.

It's helped me, maybe it will help someone else who has family in law enforcement.
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Re: My GLP police thread. Dedicated to my grandfather.
First one.





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This one haunts me a lot.

It's long but worth the watch.

Everything seems so normal and friendly until it isn't.

And to think they saved this mans life a mere ten minutes earlier, and then he just kills them without a thought.

Imagine this as your 9-5 job.
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Re: My GLP police thread. Dedicated to my grandfather.
You still live in Detroit, OP? Tough town.

Ever see the beginning intro to the T.V. court show
called "Judge Mathis?" He was raised in Detroit and
had run-ins with the police but turned his life around
and got his law degree. Pretty impressive.

I googled the address for my grandparents in Detroit. (They
are long gone as is most of my birth family by now.)
I found their house. Their whole neighborhood was burned
to the ground during the riots and the house itself is
one of the only ones still standing but it looks like it
is a homeless hangout. It made me cry.

verysad

The downfall of Detroit happened during the Regan Admin
and he really "did a number" on this countries industry.

Glad you can honor your grandfather in this thread.
Nice going.

cheers
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