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    Thumbs up We Carry On

    We kiss our families goodbye and most of us go out into a world that few of you will ever see or know anything about. Statistics show that over half of us will one day come home to an empty house and note saying, “Goodbye, I can’t take this job anymore.”

    But, We Carry On.

    We know we have a job with one of the highest divorce, suicide and mental illness rates in the world.

    But, We Carry On.

    You curse us when we stop you for speeding. You weren’t there two hours ago when we covered the body of a three-year-old child, killed by a speeding car.

    But We Carry On.

    We’ll intervene in fights and take the beating meant for you, knowing that you wouldn’t do the same for us and probably won’t even thank us.

    But We Carry On.

    We investigate the murders, rapes and robberies and have to watch the victims’ families weep in court when a judge has to release the suspect on a small technicality.

    But We Carry On.

    We see families wiped out in accidents. Then we listen as the person who did it is fined $100 for drunk driving and given a limited driving privilege so he can get back and forth to work and church on Sundays.
    But, We Carry On.

    We know that if you hit us, unprovoked, you’ll probably get a fine in court, for assault. We know that if we hit you, unprovoked, we could lose our jobs and everything we own for police brutality.

    But, We Carry On.

    The uniform is not armor. It won’t stop bullets, knives, bricks or sticks. We have gone in burning buildings, burning cars and icy waters to try to save lives. Some of us lose our lives in the process.

    But, We Carry On.

    We are part mediator, problem solver, professional driver, weapons expert, guidance and marriage counselor. We are part analyst, lawyer, fireman and doctor, and sometimes boxer and wrestler. Does your job require this much and sometimes even more? I doubt it. We know all of this.

    But, We Carry On.

    We’re not expected to be the one thing we are – human beings. Sometimes, though, we forget and act like them. We get angry, we say or do something we shouldn’t. Please forgive us. But if you don’t…

    We’ll Carry On.

    ~Written by Retired Winston-Salem Police Sergeant Dallas Pruitt~
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    Absolutely wonderful post!!!

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    Copied and Forwarded....GREAT POST.
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    very true
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    That is one of the best posts I've ever seen by an officer and I wish more civilians could read it.

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    I agree, that's an awesome post. I wish more civilians could read it too. With that, this civilian would like to say "thanks" it's awesome knowing that such courageous people are just a phone call away!


    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

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    Sad state of things that what we civis should be doing for ourselves - most of that list - are being shoved off on others. As a civi I read that and think how pathetic the "sheep" have become.

    Instead the sheep pay their taxes and expect others do for them what they should be doing for themselves. Sorry to turn this tribute around, but I really do so hate sheeple. Your job wouldn't be half as hard if people did for themselves what they should.

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    I just realized that was written by the officer that lost his life. Truly sad. Having had a family member pass away recently my thoughts and prayers are with his family and his department!

    May he rest in peace.


    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

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    Great post!
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    Good post.

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
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    Great post! Emailed it to a few friends, and will post it on other forums.
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    Great post NJ...
    A monday morning lunatic, disturbed from time to time. Temporary catatonic madman on occasion..

    Lightning crashes a new mother cries, her placenta falls to the floor. The angel opens her eyes,the confusion sets in before the doctor can even close the door..
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    Thanks guys

    When I read this for the first time, it really made me think that it really takes a special person to do what we do day in and day out.

    To all the LEO, be proud of what you do!

    To all the Civis', thanks for understanding what we go thru day in and day out!

    Stay safe out there and get home to your families!
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    Wonderful read! Thanks for sharing.
    Just sent to a few LEO friends!
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    Great post.
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    fantastic post

 

 

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