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Retirement with career pics... #7593316
05/28/22 12:14 PM
05/28/22 12:14 PM
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South Ga - Almost Florida
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Swamp Wolf Offline OP
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June 1st was my 1st official day of retirement.

29.5 years of credible service as a Ga GW.

Im gonna miss working with my guys and helping citizens, but I dont think Im gonna miss many aspects of the job much...

...working late nights trying to catch night deer hunters, then back up early to catch duck poachers...

...getting home from all day patrol and getting called back out at 11 pm to a shots fired call across the county...

...looking into the faces of the family of missing or deceased victims of boating and hunting fatalities.....

.....being gone from home for week-long training...

....being deployed to lengthy events such as storm damage/security details, civil unrest details in cities all over the state, Atlanta crime supression details....

...seeing the look on my wife and kid's faces when I had to leave for work on nearly every holiday...

....always being "on-call" 24 hrs on work days...

But, it has been a great career, yet time has come to close that door.....

....Now, there is no schedule to keep when I trap, fish, deer or turkey hunt.

Gonna take some adjusting, but its off to the races....lol

The wonderful lady that came along for this ride almost 3 decades ago....
[Linked Image]





Last edited by Swamp Wolf; 06/01/22 09:25 PM. Reason: Pic

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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593318
05/28/22 12:18 PM
05/28/22 12:18 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,299
Wisconsin
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Congratulations on your retirement it sounds like you earned it.


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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593320
05/28/22 12:21 PM
05/28/22 12:21 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 15,166
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Paul Dobbins Online content
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Congratulations!!! Retirement will feel great after such a long career.



Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593323
05/28/22 12:26 PM
05/28/22 12:26 PM
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texas
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Good deal, thanks for your service. And welcome to the dark side lol

Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593329
05/28/22 12:35 PM
05/28/22 12:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 580
Oklahoma
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Oklahoma
Congratulations Swamp! I wish you the best and a long enjoyable retirement.

Be sure you keep yourself busy, maybe you could pick up a hobby like trapping or turkey hunting, lol.

I retired from the gubmint in 2018 and like you mentioned I miss the people but not the job, it sounds like your job was way more stressful than mine and since retiring my checkups show that Iíve gotten healthier. I hope youíre as blessed as Iíve been. Again, congratulations on your retirement.

Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593333
05/28/22 12:38 PM
05/28/22 12:38 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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Congrats G man


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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593336
05/28/22 12:40 PM
05/28/22 12:40 PM
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Posts: 15,151
OH
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Congrats SW and enjoy!!!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593337
05/28/22 12:41 PM
05/28/22 12:41 PM
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Sandhills Nebraska
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Congratulations! Now you will draw ire from some if you're drawing on the social security you paid in to all your life.


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Gary Benson] #7593341
05/28/22 12:47 PM
05/28/22 12:47 PM
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South Ga - Almost Florida
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Swamp Wolf Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Congratulations! Now you will draw ire from some if you're drawing on the social security you paid in to all your life.

Havent started the SS...Im only 58 this year..

Last edited by Swamp Wolf; 05/28/22 12:53 PM.

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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593343
05/28/22 12:51 PM
05/28/22 12:51 PM
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PA
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Savell will rest easier now..... laugh


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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593414
05/28/22 02:52 PM
05/28/22 02:52 PM
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Wisconsin
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Congrats Swamp, enjoy your pursuits, Sleep in late if you can, i know that only lasted awhile and then i was up early as usual again.... couldnt fool the ol body....


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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593419
05/28/22 02:56 PM
05/28/22 02:56 PM
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Sandhills Nebraska
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Congratulations! Now you will draw ire from some if you're drawing on the social security you paid in to all your life.

Havent started the SS...Im only 58 this year..

Good planning!


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593427
05/28/22 03:10 PM
05/28/22 03:10 PM
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Illinois
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Congrats!! I still remember getting up the usual time the 1st morning after retirement, making coffee, looking at the clock.......then sitting back down for an hour!

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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593428
05/28/22 03:11 PM
05/28/22 03:11 PM
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La.
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La.
Congrats on your retirement!! And thank you for your service!! Because of people like you! We can enjoy our outdoor hobbies!! And Iím looking forward to show my grandkids, the outdoor life!! Because of you!! Thanks!!

Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593430
05/28/22 03:12 PM
05/28/22 03:12 PM
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Central, SD
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Good luck Iím sure youíll keep busy!


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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593446
05/28/22 03:40 PM
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CO
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Congrats SW. I would guess you have seen the best and worst of people over the years. All of my retired GW friends how weird it feels go be able to hunt opening day, or on weekends at all. Another tells me how odd it is to be home all Thanksgiving and Christmas day. None of them, however miss the govt red tape.

Best regards,
Ring

Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593457
05/28/22 03:56 PM
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Congrats on your retirement Swampy.


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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593466
05/28/22 04:38 PM
05/28/22 04:38 PM
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Congrats!
Just called it quits after 33 years.

Wife handed me a Honey Do list that was a 3 decade backlog.
Gonna go look for another job next week, lol
At least until fall!

Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593467
05/28/22 04:42 PM
05/28/22 04:42 PM
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Stanton Mi.
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Congratulations! I'm right behind you, June 30th is my day. Enjoy your time.


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Re: Next Wednesday, June 1st... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7593477
05/28/22 05:09 PM
05/28/22 05:09 PM
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Oakland, MS
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All the outlaws in GA just breathed a sigh of relief, lol.

Congrats on your retirement.


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