My husband was a police officer for 18 years. I was a police officer’s wife for 18 years. I experienced the police world up close and personal. To say it’s a tough job is like saying Goliath was a big guy. Our men and women in blue put their lives on the line EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Stop and think about that.
The enemy they face doesn’t wear a uniform. The enemy they face doesn’t swear allegiance to a foreign power. The enemy they face doesn’t follow a charismatic leader. The enemy they face … is people just like us. Our police officers have to make split-second decisions EVERY SINGLE DAY that may impact themselves and others for the rest of their lives.
With little or no warning.
We’re quick to thank our military for putting their lives on the line when they are deployed – and so we should. Our police force is deployed EVERY SINGLE DAY. In every city. In every county. In every state. All across the United States.
Our police officers now face increased hostility.
EVERY SINGLE DAY there are women with some creep stalking them. There are elderly people with dementia who need to be found. There are store clerks who push a panic button when someone demands money. There are frantic parents with a teenager who has run away. There are drunk drivers who threaten everyone on the road.
If we demonize the police … who will answer these calls?
In Europe EVERY SINGLE DAY there are “no-go zones” where lawlessness and violence reign. Places that used to be just like our neighborhoods. Places now too dangerous for their police forces to enter. Places run by people who disrespected the laws that were in place for years, decades, centuries. Places run by the type of people who shoot at police officers and get away with it.
If we don’t support our police officers,
we come closer to living like that EVERY SINGLE DAY.
God bless the men and women in blue who stand between us and what can happen without them.