Friday, May 22, 2015

I Was A Police Officer (a moment of thought)

I was a police officer
We are letting a band of people who have no interest in making America strong destroy the very people who keep us strong.
I was a police officer                               
Today, I will not answer the radio call that your boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again.
                                  
Today, I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school.
                                  
Today, I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized.
                                  
Today, I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murderer or a car thief.
                                  
Today, I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident.
                                  
Today, I will not save your child that you locked in a car or the child you were too busy to watch who went outside and fell into the swimming pool, but that I revived.
                                  
No, today I will not do that.
                                  
Why?
                                  
Today, I was suspended from duty for doing my job, because the media, liberals, a community organizer, a lawyer who formally represented terrorists and is the US attorney general and a mayor who ran on an anti-police agenda, who are all advised by a drug dealer, liar and income tax cheat. AND, all who know nothing about Policing, have vilified my profession.
                                  
Because ----
                                  
Today, I was killed by a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway.
                                  
Today, I was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they had a taillight out.
                                  
Today, I was killed in a traffic accident rushing to help a citizen.
                                  
Today, I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a known drug dealer.
                                  
Today, I was killed by a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was too busy.
                                  
Today, I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery.
                                  
Today I was killed doing my job.                                  
A chaplain and an officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or a child that their son or daughter or husband or wife or father or mother won't be coming home today.
                                  
The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast today but most people won't know why.
                                  
There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps and bagpipes will be played as I am laid to rest.
                                  
My name will be put on a plaque, on a wall, in a building, in a city somewhere.
                                  
A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will mourn.
                                  
There will be no cries for justice.
There will be no riots in the streets.
There will be no officers marching, screaming 'no justice, no peace.'
No citizens will scream that something must be done.
No windows will be smashed, no cars burned, no stones thrown, no names called.
Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.
                              
I was a police officer



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Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Friday, May 15, 2015

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