Similar story here. My brother in law joined a small department in Tommy Lasorda Manager 1927 2021 Thanks For The Memories shirt then quit just 2 years later because it was awful. According to him the 8 or so man department was just a gun club for assholes. They had no interest in the public good and were just there because they liked being the top dogs in the small community. When people really needed help and when shit really did go down, which happened on occasion, they would trip over themselves trying to avoid danger which led my brother to being alone on quite a few dangerous calls. He got fed up and took a new job as a linesman a few towns over and has never looked back. Can’t blame him, but I feel bad for the townsfolk who have to rely on that department for policing.