Sunday, December 23, 2012

About the Police

The other day I was driving to work when I saw something very similar to this:



Most of you probably don't even think about the police and if you are then you're cursing them for pulling you over or interrupting your "fun."  But you have no qualms over calling them when someone takes something of yours, crashes into something of yours, or punches something of yours.  You expect prompt courteous service that satisfies whatever need of revenge that you deem fit.   And once that task is complete, it's back to them being the enemy. 

Try this:  Look in the mirror to see who is really to blame for your speeding ticket, your DUI, your disrupting the peace, your disorderly conduct.....


 I can't imagine the feeling a spouse has everytime the other has go to work, everytime time a call comes in, everytime he or she is late coming home.  Now I don't know what had happened to that particular squad car or if even if he or she were okay. I can only imagine the overwhelming joy or unbearable pain depending on the outcome.

I just wanted to say thank you to all of the officers for being out there.  I know it probably seems that most don't care about you but you would be wrong.  We are out here, even if we hardly ever say it.


PS -- I have blog request that I will get to.  But this is what is on my mind today.

6 comments:

  1. Great post. I worked for the Sheriff's Department for years and people have no idea the class of people we would deal with on a daily basis.

    I wasn't an officer, but was in awe at how they handled the crap that was thrown at them on a daily basis. I don't know how they restrained themselves from beating the living daylights out of a half dozen people every day who really deserved it.

    Harassment is a real thing, but it is very VERY rare. In most cases, if a cop is hassling you, you need to stop and look at why.

    I got puled over once because of a crime that was committed a block away. I was held there until they could determine that it was not me. Some would cry injustice, but I am thankful they are out there doing their jobs and keeping the rest of us safe. Even if it is not recognized.

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    1. The most under-appreciated job in the world.

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  3. Thank you Shane!--Kathleen LoCicero

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  4. My friend always says she hates cops, and it irritates me so much. Sure, there are jerky ones, but I agree completely with you that they do so much for us and are always at the ready to help. And, man, they literally sacrifice their lives sometimes! Nice post :)

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    1. Hate is such a strong word. And mostly overused. I guess people forget what good police do.

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