Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"One of These Things..."

Academy Class 201 attended orientation today to go over all the details for their upcoming class. I was there taking pictures of Academy Class 197 who is graduating tonight and thought I would take some pictures of Academy Class 201 as they began their new journey into becoming one of Houston's finest. As I looked over the photos and saw this one in particular, I could not help but think about the old Sesame Street song "One of These Things is Not Like the Other". Can you spot the really, really, happy cadet?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

How funny. Good luck guys and gals...I guess he really wants to be a police officer. New nick name for him "Smiley"! Way to go Class 201!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

LOL!

Anonymous said...

I remember how happy I was when I started. I am even more happy since I get off of probation this week. Class 194

Senior Officer M. McCoy said...

Cadet "Smiley" was a very nice young man and was very excited to start his career. He has the passion and drive to become an HPD Officer. This will make him one of the best in the future.

Anonymous said...

You just keep topping yourself, Officer McCoy. I look forward to your blog every day because I know it will be different, informative and creative. Can't wait to apply!

Anonymous said...

Cadet "Smiley" likes his new informal nickname. Haha, its a great pic.

Anonymous said...

Officer Mccoy,
love the picture and comments, I have to tell you I was so proud to watch 197 do there last roll call and cheer them on as they proudly walked by our class. I was there for orientation but already felt the brotherhood officers have...I know I made the best decision in my life by becoming a officer....cant wait for more pictures and blogs......

Cadet Hill
Class 201

Officer "Smith" said...

He's just happy to be there! Must not have done any PT yet!

Senior Officer M. McCoy said...

Wow! So many comments on the new Cadet Smiley! I am afraid you might be stuck with a new nickname. Cadet Hill, thank you for the compliments. You will feel a stronger bond with your classmates with every passing day in class. Good luck and make us proud.

Anonymous said...

As a 30 year veteran and current division commander, I can tell you that many of you will acquire nicknames that follow you through your career. It is a tradition in the department. Officer McCoy, check with an HR Lt. to see if he knows who "Cocky" and "Swivel" are.

Capt. Rick Bownds, Class 82

Anonymous said...

Officer McCoy,

I enjoyed looking over your blog site, especially of the photo of the new recruit with the big smile. I think he will be a real asset to HPD. I do have to confess however a bit of partiality...he is my son :)

Press on, and thank you for all of your work with our future officers.

Charles Vento

Anonymous said...

One of my fondest memories of my Academy class, Class 82, was the nick name I received from my classmates, "Cadet Swivel" which originated from a comment made by one of the curriculum instructors. Over the past 30 years when this nick name is invoked it always brings a smile to my face because it reminds me of some of the best people and friendships of my life.

HR LT.

Anonymous said...

"Swivel" how would one come up with the nickname of "Swivel"? Nice Blog HPD!

Anonymous said...

Swivel was from him constantly turning to the cadet behind him to make sure he got everything in his notes. The original nickname was "swivelhead"

Anonymous said...

I like that. Even back then cadet "Swivel" was making sure he was helping people even in the academy.

Anonymous said...

"smiley" is a good guy, went to college with em. cant wait to sign up for the academy! class of...hm..lets see..230? hahah only 3 years!

Anonymous said...

cadet smiley!.

good man. i know, he's a bud of mine.