Jody, I gotta strongly disagree with you on your "huge %". From what I've seen, it's actually a rather small percentage.
IMO, there seems to be more of an "us vs. them" hostility with the federal guys than with state and local LEOs. I know two guys who have fairly recently gone through FLETC who told me they saw an "us vs. them" attitude in the program. Not overt, but sorta "atmospheric" and directed against those not carrying the federal badge.
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