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Bad Luck Cadet #16 – No Jerking Off on My Range!

No Jerking Off on My Range! is the sixteenth post in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis. It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN!  If you are new to the series,… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #15 – You’re Not Dead Until I Say You’re Dead!

You’re Not Dead Until I Say You’re Dead! is the 15th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  I wish I could say the next two days of Practical tests went as smoothly as the first, but it didn’t. I struggled with… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #14 – Testing Hell Week Begins

This is the 14th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  Monday morning brought our midterms. It would take half the day. We all attended the previous evening’s study session and I had a review at my breakfast table that morning…. Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #13 – Gun Fights and Car Chases

Bad Luck Cadet #13 – Gun Fights and Car Chases is part of my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis.  The first in the series is Bad Luck Cadet #1 –… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #12: Small Acts of Defiance

Small Acts of Defiance is the 12th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.   Week six began with us sporting our new polo shirts and the sounds of Class 96 being yelled at by their Sergeant. It was nice… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #11: The Red Shirts Bring Pain

THE RED SHIRTS BRING PAIN is the 11th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet series that follows my adventures at the police academy amidst my mid-life crisis.  I managed a quick trip to my chiropractor’s office over the weekend for a readjustment… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #10: I Have An Egg Head

I Have An Egg Head is the 10th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.   After my week in hell, courtesy of Sgt. Dickens, I finally broke down and told my husband everything going on at the academy. He… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #9: I Will Never Call D!!kface D!!kless Again

This is the 9th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.   My weekend consisted of lazing around and doing as little as possible. It didn’t matter that the house was a mess. Keeping the ice packs in place under the… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #8: The Worst Possible Enemy

The Worst Possible Enemy is the 8th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  To follow my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis it is best to start at the beginning  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen…. Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #7: Are We In Hell

Are We in Hell is the 7th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.   Day two at the police academy began at 0430 hours. A squad leader had knocked on our door the previous evening to inform us we… Continue Reading →

~ Bad Luck Cadet #6 – You Will Be Sent Home

You Will Be Sent Home is the 6th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  To follow my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis it is best to start at the beginning  Bad Luck Cadet #1 –… Continue Reading →

~ Bad Luck Cadet #5 – Being Late Will Get You Fired

This is the 5th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis. Over the next three weeks, Stacy and I felt like we were getting our first taste at what being… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #4 – Good News!

This is the 4th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series. It happened on Tuesday morning. The call came in and essentially I was IN. I would begin the police academy on August 13. I was told there was a lot… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #3: I Think I’m Crazy and a Liar

This is the 3rd installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.   I was scheduled for my psychological examination in Phoenix on Thursday morning and the polygraph test on Friday. It’s a bit of a drive so I decided to… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #2: Jumping Hurdles

This is the 2nd installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  The week dragged by as I waited for the next stage in my police academy entrance tests. My husband could do nothing right.  My kids were driving me nuts,… Continue Reading →

Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen

This is the first in a series of post on my misadventures in becoming a police cadet. I became a police officer while suffering a midlife crisis in my forties. I became a detective a few years later. Crime in… Continue Reading →

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