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03-08-07, 03:34 PM #1jrae Guest
A cop's life.....be appreciative for those that serve and protect.
You stay up for 16 hours
He's been up for 48 straight
You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
The rain in the middle of the road keeps him awake.
You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
He's chilled to the bone, hasn't eaten all day, has the flu, and then has to direct traffic in the snow.
You drink your coffee on your way to the mall.
He would kill for a little bit of caffeine to keep him going.
You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.
He makes sure his gun is loaded and his vest is on.
You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.
He watches his buddy get shot.
You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He walks down the roadway looking for the motorcyclists missing limb.
You complain about how hot it is.
He wears a vest, uniform, and duty belt and walks his beat for 10 hours.
You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He hasn't seen a meal since last shift when he ate breakfast.
Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He's worn the same stinking, wet, grungy clothes for the past 24 hours....no time for a shower.
You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He holds the arms of some college girl who is trying to beat him up because she's so drunk. You're angry because your boss kept you 5 minutes over.
His shift ended 2 hours ago and he got held over to work another 10 hours because of man power shortage.
You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He calls his girlfriend to tell her he's safe....then hangs up abrubtly beacause some nut job is beating his wife/girl friend.
You yell and scream at the patrol car that just past you because they slowed you down.
He's driving that car yelling into his radio because his buddy has a gun pointed at him.
You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He cries as he hears his new born cry in the hospital....but he was taking a drunk teenager in when his boy was born.
You criticize your police dept and say they're never there quick enough anyways.
He blows the air horn while the person in front of them refuses to move while talking on their cell phone and doing their makeup.
You hear the jokes about fallen cop and say they should have known better.
He looks at the picture of his fallen comrade everytime he walks out the door of the dept to start his shift...and prays that tonight isn't his night.
You see the bright lights when you go by.
He sees the broken bodies lying around the car.
You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He looks into buying a better bullet proof vest because he been shot at while doing a normal traffic stop.
You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes his spare time to wash his uniform, polish his boots and clean his gun so he doesn't get yelled at by his supervisior for a scuff on his boot.
You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
He tries to sleep for an hour before he is needed for court all day and gets one hour...that should hold him through another 12 hour shift.
You sit there and judge him, saying that it's a waste of money to have them around.
Garbage truck workers make more than he does, but it's not for the money, it's for the people who don't appreciate what he does.
You complain to him because you were the one pulled over, telling him " Why aren't you out there catching real criminals."
Then he tells you," You just broke the law yourself, so to me , YOU are the criminal."
You get to kiss your children every night before they get in bed
They get to tell their children over the phone that they might see them tomorrow.
03-08-07, 03:59 PM #2
Nice post Jrae!
03-08-07, 07:11 PM #3
Nice post J...
"He looks at the picture of his fallen comrade everytime he walks out the door of the dept to start his shift...and prays that tonight isn't his night."
ALWAYS remember, NEVER FORGET 9-11A 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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03-08-07, 09:01 PM #4
Nice post. If I could give you some rep I would.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.
03-08-07, 10:00 PM #5
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