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12-12-06, 10:59 PM #1
Cop on the take
First he takes ... the oath.
Now look at what else he takes:
He takes ... it in stride when people call him pig.
He takes ... his lousy pay check realizing he'll never be rich.
He takes ... a second job sometimes to make ends meet and support his family.
He takes ... time to stop and talk to children.
He takes ... your verbal abuse while giving you a ticket you really deserved.
He takes ... on creeps you would be afraid to even look at.
He takes ... time away from his family to keep you safe.
He takes ... your injured child to the hospital.
He takes ... the graveyard shift without complaint because it's his turn.
He takes ... his life into his hands daily.
He takes ... you home when your car breaks down.
He takes ... time to explain why both your headlights have to work.
He takes ... the job no one else wants -- telling you a loved one has died.
He takes ... criminals to jail.
He takes ... in sights that would make you cry.
Sometimes he cries too, but he takes it anyway because someone has to.
He takes ... memories to bed each night that you couldn't bear, or even endure for one day.
He takes ... time to explain to his family why he can't make the ball game his child is in and why he has to work on the holiday when other parents are off.
Sometimes ... he takes a bullet.
And yes, occasionally ... he may take a free cup of coffee.
If he is lucky ... he takes retirement.
Then one day he pays for all he has taken ...and hopefully, God takes him.
Written by Texas Police Officer Kendricks as a tribute to his late brother, Police Officer Rodney Kendricks, who died from injuries suffered in an on-duty auto accident in Lubbock,Texas - July 2001
12-12-06, 11:11 PM #2
Fantastic post. I'm at a loss for words.JamesDept of the Army Civilian Police"Loyalty above all else, except Honor"Never forget those who fell on 9/11/01S&W beats 4 Aces every time
12-12-06, 11:27 PM #3
I thought it was pretty accurate too
12-12-06, 11:54 PM #4
True. So very true!
12-13-06, 12:37 AM #5
I like it.
12-13-06, 12:52 AM #6
12-13-06, 01:16 AM #7
Great Post!Giggity giggity Goo!
Glen Quagmire,Family Guy, Pick any Episode
12-13-06, 01:20 AM #8
Great post.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.
12-13-06, 01:23 AM #9
I enjoyed it a few years ago and it just resurfaced during the holidays. I thought I would share it. I am very happy you liked it.
12-13-06, 08:37 AM #10
That was the first LE poem I ever read. It makes you stop and think.
Thanks for posting that.http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon
Police Officers put themselves at risk for strangers every day. Some do not make it home to their families. Next time you think of saying something negative about the police, remember...YOU are one of the strangers.
12-13-06, 10:11 AM #11
Seen it before but it's always nice to read...Calm Like A Bomb...
“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
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12-13-06, 07:17 PM #14
Thanks for the post, was very nice to read and ponder."Sometimes people need a little help. Sometimes people need to be forgiven. And sometimes they need to go to jail."
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