As I sit in my home with my family tonight, I am thankful that I know they are safe. The events throughout the country–really over the last several years–have made me support our law enforcement even more than I did. This week, as I see them standing face to face with protesters that are taunting, yelling, threatening, assaulting, and now even killing, I think about the families of our protectors. I’m sure many homes had spouses say to the other, “Just quit, it’s not worth it.” Or many mothers plead with their grown child to quit and choose a safer job. This is understandable.
We are fortunate to have sheepdogs who are willing to face the enemy and protect the innocent. It’s often a thankless job, and we know they don’t do it for the money (same with the military). Many police are former military. Isn’t it screwed up that many of them have deployed to fight enemies in another country, and now they are in their home country and still being shot at?
For all my friends who are law enforcement or have family members who are, I thank you and support you. I’m fortunate to have never had a bad experience with a policeman. Some arrogant and with no personality; yes. But, that’s not cause to hate them all or to shoot them (of course). I practice common sense when interacting with them. They are the authority and there’s nothing wrong with submitting to that. It doesn’t make me any less of a person.
I don’t argue the fact that some have been arrested, injured or killed by police who made a mistake. There are rogue cops out there, but I believe those numbers are very low. Nothing justifies hating, taunting, and killing any cop because he’s wearing the uniform.
They are someones son, brother, father and husband. They may also be someones daughter, sister, mother and wife. If one of my boys was a policeman, I’d be scared to death for him.
So, I rest in comfort tonight and am thankful for my safety. However, I’m very sorry for the families of those patriots who were killed and injured–they ran to the sound of enemy fire. May God comfort them and their families.