Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 8 months ago

Why do people say "Thank you for your service" to army people (air force, navy, marine, military etc) but not to policemen and women?

19 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    cops have a bad rep, whereas military are seen as pawns

  • 8 months ago

    Over the last few years people have been programed to say it.. How about a few years ago they were spitting on veterans, now because a few started a drive to NOT HURT ANYONE'S FEELINGS. IT has become a auto response.. MOST of us Couldn't care less about you saying it.. IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING anymore as it is WAY OVER USED.

    That's like saying just because someone was in the military or a cop, fireman etc. they are heros... THATS BS... THEY ARE DOING A CHOSEN JOB which they asked for and are paid to do.. 

  • Sally
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Because they were educated in government schools.  

    They have no critical thinking skills whatsoever.

  • 8 months ago

    I think they are talking about military service. Even though cops wear uniforms, salute and use a lot of the trappings of the military they are not military. They are civilians, just like everyone else.

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    They do. I am military, and I thank police officers for their service.

    Source(s): And also off-topic, a lot of police are also former military.
  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    People are afraid to speak to cops.

    If you annoy them they can make trouble for you.

    The same is not true for a random military veteran or even an active duty military member.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    cause the other ones werent in the service

  • 8 months ago

    Here's why not:

    Cops Now Take More Than Robbers

    The study also found "multiple instances of cash grabs by law enforcement being incentivized over deterring drug sales, wherein police wait until a drug sale concludes and then seize the cash proceeds of the sale rather than the drugs, as drugs must be destroyed and are of no monetary value to law enforcement." It also found that some Los Angeles County cities "were found to be prioritizing asset forfeiture over general public safety concerns … ." In other words, police skew their policing strategies around these lucrative takings.

    A Law Professor Explains Why You Should Never Talk to Police

    James Duane says you shouldn't say anything to a cop for any reason, you shouldn't plead the Fifth, and you shouldn't stay silent. So what should you do?

    James Duane doesn't think you should ever talk to the police. Not just, "Don't talk to the police if you're accused of a crime," or, "Don't talk to the police in an interrogation setting"—never talk to the cops, period. If you are found doing something suspicious by an officer (say, breaking into your own house because you locked yourself outside), you are legally obligated to tell the cop your name and what you're doing at that very moment.

    Other than that, Duane says, you should fall back on four short words: "I want a lawyer."

  • 8 months ago

    It's just a cultural thing.  It's what you do.  I think it comes from the era when such jobs were drafted and it therefore was not optional.  But I'm not sure, and a quick web search didn't turn up any confirmation or refutation.  It definitely derives from, or is related to, the fact that we say military folks are 'serving their country'.

  • 8 months ago

    They tell that to both

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.