Welcome to my dedication page for police officers, no matter
where they serve. They can be military police, city, county, state or
federal. I know that they all have a thankless job and take a risk
everyday. In reality, I don't know what they have to put up with or
how dangerous their jobs 'really' are. All I know is what I see on the TV. I
know that I will receive mail about 'bad cops'. There is always a 'few bad
apples' to make it seem that the barrel is all bad, people. Just because
you run into one or two that break the 'blue code of ethics', doesn't mean the
majority does. When you are in trouble, who are you going to call?
You are, most always, going to call 'the police' for 'HELP'. They always
respond, no matter the problem. So give them credit. You do have
'some trust' in these troops of the street, after all.
A Dream Gone Away
I admire the person that successfully becomes an officer of
the law. I once had a dream to join this blue team for a career, but I was
talked out of it. I was told that 'cops can't be Christians.
They lie, cheat and coerce people to do things that the cops want, no matter
if they are guilty or not.' I was also, told that I couldn't handle that
kind of work. I'm to weak minded. So many things I was told, that I
never tried. When I was between the ages of 12 and 17, I used to dream of
being a cop. I learned how to lift finger prints for my 8th grade science
class. It's what helped me to pass that class. Had I known about
Crime Investigation Units, I would have tried harder, I think. I don't
know. Now, I know that there are other types of police that I could have
tried for, other then 'walk the beat', so to speak. That was the only
thing I knew about being a police officer. Watching Adam - 12, T. J.
Hooker and things like that, do not show the real stuff. I grew up in a
small rural town and the officers that I babysat for were nothing like
that. I wish there was some kind of education program, back then.
Something to show me the different ways that you can be a cop. This job is
so important, in every aspect.
Do you know of a police officer that you would like to give
recognition to? Send in their name and why you want to recognize them
above others and I will send the Recognition Certificate and put their name on
the Nomination List. I will also add the person who nominated them, as
saying 'Thank You'.
Nomination List is here. Click on Proud and Tall
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