A law enforcement officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty, simply serving an eviction notice. I hear so many negative things about our law enforcement officers, but you never hear the reality of what they do every day.
Every single morning a law enforcement officer gets up and knows that they are at an added risk of violence due to their job, yet they still go out. They do not take the job for fame of fortune–it is a public servant position. They kiss their wives, children, husbands, or parents goodbye and hope for the best. Always hoping that the day gets done without danger or added risk, helping to serve and protect the public.
In recent weeks and months we have heard law enforcement officers be consistently ridiculed, put down, spat upon and frankly attacked in the media and public forums. It is important to remember that they are the first ones we call when we need help. However, due to budget cuts, these officers are even more at risk and so are we.
When we leave for our jobs, most do not have to worry the way a family of a law enforcement officer does. So instead of putting down the the many, based on a few. Why not show the respect to these men and women, who protect and serve and give their lives for our safety each and everyday.