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Thanks, Irmo PD!

We’d like to send a quick shout out to the Irmo, S.C. police department – which graciously opened its doors to a small army of rambunctious Cub Scouts earlier this week. The Scouts had a blast during their visit – learning all about traffic radar, fingerprint analysis, breathalyzer exams, interrogation…

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We’d like to send a quick shout out to the Irmo, S.C. police department – which graciously opened its doors to a small army of rambunctious Cub Scouts earlier this week.

The Scouts had a blast during their visit – learning all about traffic radar, fingerprint analysis, breathalyzer exams, interrogation techniques and all the various tools officers’ carry on their Batman-style utility belts (including the expandable billy club and the immensely popular “taser”). They even got to sit in a squad car and check out its lights and sirens – and one of its heavy-duty laptop computers.

Our founding editor and the other “Scout dads” also had fun – especially during the part of the tour when their kids were “interrogated” from behind one of those one-way windows you see in Law and Order.

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? We now know definitively …

In all seriousness, though, Irmo’s finest did a great job not only entertaining these young men – but educating them, and showing them how they can help the police do their jobs by following a few simple safety rules.

Many thanks to Chief Brian Buck, who set up (and helped lead) the Scouts’ tour, and extra special thanks to Sergeant Don Perry and Patrolwoman Hayli Livingston – who took the Scouts through the station and answered literally dozens of questions from them (and their dads).

Regular FITS readers know this website loves to hate on big government, but we’ve consistently supported state and local law enforcement officers in South Carolina as they perform the core taxpayer-funded functions of protecting our lives and our property.

Thanks to the Irmo P.D. for risking their lives every day as they perform these core functions … and for taking time out of their day to spend with these boys (and their fathers).

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15 comments

shifty henry January 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm

…… Sic, which one of those blue-shirts do you claim is yours? They are smiling like everyone does when they hear those lovely words – “no indictments and no convictions” —- hah!

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shifty henry January 26, 2013 at 5:11 pm

…. fun aside, this is a great article –

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shifty henry January 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

….. the kid in the middle – his expression says “this is a great photo-op since I’m going to be a politician!”

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We January 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Were these the officers that arrested you when you brutalized your girlfriend?

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Raspy January 27, 2013 at 1:16 am

That was a low comment.

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Shadow of EricHolder January 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Mr. We:

Forget about posting any more of this type of comment on this site – you are out of order.

Anyway, do you remember when you were eight years old and wore the same sneakers the entire summer, with no socks and never washing them? Do you remember shoving those stinky sneakers under your bed to leave for your mother to find several months later?

We have those sneakers!

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9" January 27, 2013 at 1:48 am

police state bad.police good

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? January 28, 2013 at 8:42 am

“especially during the part of the tour when their kids were “interrogated” from behind one of those one-way windows you see in Law and Order.”

How funny would it have been if little Johnny got some pepper spray, a good taze, some intermittent boot stomps and a false confession?

Good times, good times.

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shifty henry January 28, 2013 at 9:15 am

…. perhaps that was training for future employment?

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Recovering Lobbyist January 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

What does it say about ?, 9″, We, and Shifty Henry when a rare feel good post on this blog is treated to a series of stupid and out of line comments? Why not just reply “Cool!” and move on?

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? January 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm

“What does it say about ?, 9?, We, and Shifty Henry when a rare feel good post on this blog is treated to a series of stupid and out of line comments? ”

I don’t know what it says about us, but it probably says that you don’t have a very good sense of humor.

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shifty henry January 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

…. see my posts at beginning of comments

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SparkleCity January 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Something positive for a change.

Being a good cop is one of the hardest things in the world.

Kudos to Irmo PD. I’m sure the officers had just as much fun as the “Cubs” did. Every time I gave a tour for school kids for science related stuff, I had just as much fun as they did.

The world needs more of that……………

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Paul Richard Seay July 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

All I know is that in March 1994, the Irmo Police just let Bridgette Just estranged husband shoot her down in her front yard on Friarsgate Blvd., while they sat in their cars outside her house. Then, they had to call for SLED to come and save them.

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Paul Richard Seay July 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

All I know is that in March 1994, the Irmo Police just let Bridgette Just estranged husband shoot her down in her front yard on Friarsgate Blvd., while they sat in their cars outside her house. Then, they had to call for SLED to come and save them.

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