ODC - March 25 ~ Dangerous
ODT ~ March 26 ~ Looking In
My youngest son is a police officer in the small town of Maumelle, Arkansas where we live. He was raised here and left only for a few years of college. He came back and has been on the police force for 8 years. I can't tell you the pride I have and the "fear" his mother and I share each night as he puts his life on the line to protect the citizens of our community.
My perspective on law enforcement changed when I became invested in it. Listening to the stories he tells us and those of his fellow officers about situations they have been in scares me. I have changed my attitude with respect to law enforcement. Sure there are bad apples in everything (even accounting) but for the most part they are just like me and you...men and women trying to do their jobs well and get home safely to their families. I'm glad I don't have to strap on a gun to go to work each day.