I am also a retired peace officer and a military veteran, from a central California medium sized agency. I have relocated to the American Redoubt because California's politics and downward spiral into the gutter was more than I could bear, especially as a civilian. Apparently thousands of my fellow retired officers agree because they live here too. Maybe we are onto something? Maybe we have looked into the face of the enemy and realized that the enemy is our own species.
Both of my sons have followed in my footsteps with the same agency, and like their peers, are doing their time until they can retire at the earliest opportunity. I consider both of them, like myself, sheepdogs.