Monday, March 30, 2009

First of Four

HF had the first of four shooting qualifications. Passing is 200. Perfect is 250. What's the verdict?

He got 247.

The Chief talked to him this morning and wants to start FTOing him now before he graduates. He's going to have him fitted for his uniforms this week. He will graduate in the department's uniform, not the academy uniform.

Also, the instructors at the academy told HF last week that they are impressed with him. They said he is a natural leader, and has excellent natural instincts among other things. They split into two groups at the academy. HF is the class leader over one of these groups. Come to find out, HF has been taking control. He has his group show up extra early so they can help each other out. They help each other look the right way, stand in formation, if one of the guys forgot to bring a notebook, he has everyone take out a few papers from each of their notebooks and share with the forgetful one so that he doesn't get disciplined. If one person messes up, the whole group is punished. Also, there have been days when the instructors don't show up, and HF takes over and leads a PT class or a discussion. His classmates love him and respect him and let him lead. They affectionately call him Chief ______ (our last name).

I'm just impressed with him. That's all I can say. He's such a good person and he always knows what to do. He's a leader in his family (parents and a brother and a sister) and he's an excellent partner/leader/father/friend in our own little family. He'll go far. I love him and could never say enough good about him. It sort of makes the fact that he never rinses off his dishes seem insignificant. Sort of.


Anonymous said...

Ah! Yeah, HF. Thanks for sharing this with us. You have the right to be very, very proud of that man of yours, icky dishes and all.

As strong as they are, they need that confirmation and support! Good job to you too, soon to be police wife! Way to stand behind your man.

Meadowlark said...

How wonderful for you both!

But I want you to start dish rinsing training immediately! In 20 or so years, he'll nearly have it mastered. :)

Anonymous said...

Good for him!!!! I remember going through firearms training... It was the funnest class in the academy.... Good luck with everything else.

Slamdunk said...

That is great news--congrats to you both for his achievements.

selzach said...


Please do add me to your links. I'm sorry I've taken so long to get back to you. I'm terrible about checking and updating my blog.

Natalie said...

Sounds like he's on his way to being an amazing officer, and the support you give him is very motivating! Sometimes it gets hard "sharing" such a great guy with the PD, but how many wives can say that they KNOW their husband LOVES his job?!

P.S. Thanks for the list of police wives. Sometimes it feels like I'm the only one frustrated when the job takes daddy/hubby away. It's reassuring to know I'm not experiencing it on my own (far from!)