Tuesday, November 20, 2012
THANKS to Police Officers
Yesterday we said THANKS to Firefighters.
Today we say THANKS to Police Officers everywhere!
Police Officers have one of the most stressful and dangerous jobs. But I don't ever remember hearing a Police Officer complain about that. They protect the public - both On-the-job and while Off-duty.
At least one Police Officer went to the 2012 London Olympics. And thousands of them compete annually in the Police & Fire Games.
Police Officers are strong and resilient. No matter the challenges they face, Police Officers find ways to overcome obstacles - like the one this local officer faced following a devastating car accident that put him in a coma for 28 days.
Police Officers never know what to expect when they go to work. They get called out on randomly occurring events - like when the accelerator in this woman's car stuck to the floor and forced her car to more than 100 MPH for 35 minutes!
Police Officers are a vital link on the team of First Responders that support each community. Ask this man in Oregon and he'll tell you he wouldn't be alive with the First Responders who came to his rescue, including a Police Officer who was the first on the scene.
And as if their On-the-job duties weren't challenging enough, these Officers also perform at a high level when they're Off-duty. This NYPD Officer took it upon himself to protect the public while Off-duty. At times, these Officers also pay the ultimate price because they genuinely care for the people they serve.
So this week, we say THANKS to Police Officers everywhere!!