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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:47 am    Post subject: National Police Remembrance Day Reply with quote

This was shared to me today on Facebook. Although National Police Remembrance Day is applicable only to Australian Police, the words and sentiments expressed in the following are every bit as applicable to Police Officers everywhere.

Dear Citizens, Neighbors, Friends and Family,

My name is B and I am a cop. That means that the pains and joys of my personal life are often muted by my work. I resent the intrusion but I confuse my self with my job almost as often as you do. The label "police officer" creates a false image of who I really am. Sometimes I feel like I'm floating between two worlds. My work is not just protecting and serving. It's preserving that buffer that exists in the space between what you think the world is, and what the world really is.

My job isn't like television. The action is less frequent, and more graphic. It is not exhilarating to point a gun at someone. Pooled blood has a disgusting metallic smell and steams a little when the temperature drops. CPR isn't an instant miracle and it's no fun listening to and feeling an elderly grandfather's ribs break under my hands while I keep his heart beating. I'm not flattered by your curiosity about my work. I don't keep a record of which incident was the most frightening, or the strangest, or the bloodiest, or even the funniest. I don't tell you about my day because I don't want to share the images that haunt me.

But I do have some confessions to make:

Sometimes my stereo is too loud. Matt Corby's voice makes it easier to forget the wasted body of the young man who died alone in a rented room because his family kicked him out of home when he told them he was gay. Coldplay erases the sight of the nurses who sobbed as they scrubbed layers of dirt and slime from a neglected 2-year-old's skin. The Rolling Stones' angry beat assures me that it was ignorance that drove a young mother to draw blood when she bit her toddler on the cheek in an attempt to teach him not to bite.

Sometimes I set a bad example. I exceeded the speed limit on my way home from work because I had trouble shedding the adrenalin that kicked in when a drug crazed women pulled a carving knife out from the chair she was sitting on and tried to stab me in the stomach with it only missing by millimeters.

Sometimes I seem rude. I was distracted and forgot to smile when you greeted me in the store because I was remembering the anguished, whispered confession of a teenager who pushed away his drowning brother to save his own life.

Sometimes I'm not as sympathetic as you'd like. I'm not concerned that your 16-year-old daughter is dating an 18-year-old because I just comforted the parents of a young man who was their only child who slashed his own throat while they slept in the next bedroom. I was terse on the phone because I resented the burden of having to weigh the value of two lives when I was pointing my gun at an armed man who kept begging me to kill him. I laugh when you cringe away from the mess in your teen's room because I know the revulsion of feeling a heroin addict's blood trickling toward an open cut on my arm. If I was silent when you whined about your overbearing mother it's because I really wanted to tell you that I spoke to one of our high school friends today. I found her husband slumped behind the wheel of his car in a tightly closed garage.

On the other hand, if I seem totally oblivious to the blood on my uniform, or the names people call me, or the hateful editorials, it's because I am remembering the lessons my job has taught me.

I learned not to sweat the small stuff. Apple juice on the white sofa and puppy pee on the new carpet don't faze me because I know what arterial bleeding and decaying bodies can do to one's decor.

I learned when to shut out the world and take a mental health day. I skipped your daughter's 4th birthday party because I was thinking about the six children under the age of 10 whose mother left them unattended to go out with a friend. When the 3-year-old offered the dog the milk from her cereal bowl, the dog attacked her, tearing open her head and staining the sandpit with blood. The little girl's siblings had to pry her head out of the dog's jaws - twice.

I learned that everyone has a lesson to teach me. Two mothers engaged in custody battles taught me not to judge a book by its cover. The teenage mother on welfare mustered the strength to refrain from crying in front of her worried child while the well-dressed, upper-class mother literally played tug of war with her toddler before running into traffic with the shrieking child in her arms.

I learned that nothing given from the heart is truly gone. A hug, a smile, a reassuring word, or an attentive ear can bring an injured or distraught person back to the surface, and help me refocus.

And I learned not to give up, ever! That split second of terror when I think I have finally engaged the one who is young enough and strong enough to take me down taught me that I have only one restriction: my own mortality.

Today the 29th of September every year has been set aside as Police Remembrance Day, a time to remember those officers who didn't make it home after their shift.

Take a moment to tell an officer that you appreciate their work. Smile and say "Hi" when he's getting coffee. Bite your tongue when you start to tell a "bad cop" story. Better yet, find the time to tell a "good cop" story. The family at the next table may be a cop's family.

Nothing given from the heart is truly gone. It is kept in the hearts of the recipients. Give from the heart. Give something back to the officers who risk everything they have to keep you and your families safe. And remember Police are just ordinary people facing extraordinary things.


I don't believe I can say anything more than what has been said above, other than to say thank you to all LEO for their time, dedication and strength each and every day on the job.

THANK YOU Salute Salute Salute

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: National Police Remembrance Day Reply with quote

Been there done that and well said.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: National Police Remembrance Day Reply with quote

God bless em.

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