Tuesday, July 12, 2016
In this day and time,when police officers are being targeted as the bad guy, we as a nation should look at all the evidence before we start criticizing and ridiculing police departments and police officers. Their job is tough and they often have to make hair -trigger decisions within a split second.I would not want that job! Not only are they human,they have families and problems just like we do.This must be hard to leave at home when they have to go out on the streets and deal with the most egregious behaviors in society. Behaviors such as rudeness, drunkenness and irrational or mentally disturbed people and everything else they agree to deal with for that low-paying job. Just remember: one officer is killed every 58 hours here in the United states. We should also keep in mind the hard sacrifices that the spouses and children experience at times because their husband/wife or parent has taken an oath of honor .Police officers take risks and suffer inconveniences every day to protect the lives of all, defend civil liberties and secure the safety of fellow citizens. They endure such risks and tolerate such inconveniences on behalf of strangers.Consequently, police work is one of the more noble and selfless occupations in society. making a difference in the quality of life is an opportunity that policing provides,and few other professions can offer.And I bet that for every occasional bad officer out there, there are hundreds or more that are good. It is highly doubtful that any officer wakes up on a given morning, deciding to target you or any other citizen. Their primary goals are to do their job to the best of their ability and make it home alive each day. Stuart Bondurant.