To all of you who have posted comments to me and those of my ilk in the past week and a half, be it here or on FB (for those of you truly in the know…not you, blogstalker(s)), I really want to offer my sincere thanks.
It’s always tough in this job to be reminded of our mortality. We’re trained from the first day that cops never quit. We never lose. We will overcome. Any other attitude is met with a much swifter and potentially more violent end. So, when our fellow cops are touched by God and taken from us, it’s a reminder to the rest of us that the possibility exists.
Wrestling with those demons can be draining. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. Not the state of mind necessary to do our job safely. Encouragement from you all has, in no short order, helped me to pick myself up and get back to it.
I know there are a number of you that don’t comment. That is just fine. I’ll admit I love seeing the notice that there is an unmoderated comment pending. But for those of you either not comfortable with leaving a message or just plain too busy…do me a favor. Next time you see your local incarnation of Enforcer. Just walk over and say, “Thanks.” Or, wave. Throw us a smile. You wouldn’t believe the positive impact it can have.
Again, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time to not only read this silliness, but for letting me know you’re out there, you’re supportive, and you appreciate our work.
Enough of this folderol….on with the frivolity.