Everyone knows about the war in Afghanistan, we see the news coverage constantly and hear about our brave men and women fighting and dying in the Afghan desert, protecting our freedom. What we don’t hear about is the equally deadly war that is being fought on the streets of America by police officers. Spanning 10 years from the start of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001, the number of American police officers who have died in the line of duty exceeds the number of American soldiers who have lost their lives in Afghanistan. Soldiers fight to protect our country and our freedom but police officers are seldom recognized for the fight they face every day as they keep you safe from the danger that lurks in the shadows.
To help support the fallen and hear their stories, please check out the following link: http://www.nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge/
stumbled upon this while looking around on tumblr … i keep a blog there as a backup in case this one pitters out (or gets taken over by yahoo and then disappears…)
anyway, although i wonder where this gals gets her factoids, i see her point… law enforcement officers (and their families) go unappreciated
people generally hate them and want nothing to do with them, but when they’re in trouble and the poop hits the fan, attitudes seem to really change.
case in point, a former friend went on a social media rant slagging off police officers because one happened to be a jerk to him that day. talk about nescient and sophomoric …
sure, the guy was a tool, but i don’t go around slagging off all lawyers because an ex-boyfriend was a jerk to me… i mean seriously… people are people. you can’t stereotype an entire vocation of individuals just because one idiot acted out.
luckily, i wasn’t the only one who felt that way. a friend of mine (who happens to also be a cop), handled his (and others’) comments diplomatically. when it comes to protecting my own, i have little tolerance and tend to lost the gloves.
anyway, back to this gal’s post… it would seem that both situations apply to my hubby and i … there is death everywhere … but i try to see past that … i accept what i can’t control, i adapt to what i can, i prepare for the worst, and i hope for the best
because truly, that’s all one gal can do.
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