“We sleep peacefully in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf”. This quotation captures the essence of what some are called to do and the way that we benefit from them faithfully answering that call. While there are many dangerous jobs that others do, the men and women who volunteer to do the job of protecting us deserve special mention and gratitude. They perform a noble endeavor and because of their excellence we often go about our business completely unaware of the many perils that could have befallen us were it not for the heroic work of these gallant citizens. They are often underpaid and unappreciated yet they persist, they are maligned but they continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect us, they are castigated and their characters impugned but they stand ready to fight on our behalf. They have families and friends who worry about them, they have plans for their lives, they have fears and many of the same worries that the rest of us do, in fact; they are like us in every other way except for the extraordinary and thankless job that they do on our behalf, but they do it anyway.
Show appreciation today for a police officer.