Considering A Career
I was born and raised in Rockford, IL. Spent 9 years in the Army, serving in various places including Desert Storm. When I got out, I became a civilian police officer with several departments (on the theory that the grass is always greener). In November 2011 I was laid off after being with that police department for 6 1/2 years. Since then, I've been working as a police officer part-time and hoping that I could find another full-time position. However, I've come to realize that my age is a factor (although nobody will come right out and say that). I've always thought about trucking, although I imagined it was something I would do after retirement. Over the past several months I've researched it carefully and have come to the conclusion that I want to do it, mainly for the job security it can provide.