The Truth behind the Badge:
Who Are We-Part One
I sat and read the words of an essay written by an officer who did the job for ten years. I see the things going on around the country, things that spread into the world, went global. The truth is that everybody who ever pinned a badge on a uniform shirt, everybody that ever raised their right hand and swore to uphold the laws and everybody that ever ran into a scene or situation that most would run away from has a story to tell. These stories are no doubt going to bastardize being a cop and some of them will do the same to law enforcement and public service. They will be written with the best of intentions, to share the side of the system that is less talked about, to share those stories untold by the men that wear the uniforms; that wear or wore the badge.
I don't wish any ill will to the guy. Let us hope he matured into a great officer and made his father proud. Let us hope he became more secure with himself and doesn't have to resort to underhanded and back door tactics. Let us hope he figured out it was all just a job and not to take things so dammed personally.
By: J. Ray