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Posted over 9 years ago


Why is it once you get involved in law enforcement, you tend to be very protective of your family, re-think who your friends are going to be and when you go out it is always with other people that are in law enforcement.


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Rate This | Posted over 9 years ago


It is because you lose the illusion of security that most people live with-- you see too much and come to realize how fragile life is, and how vulnerable you and your loved ones are.

Watch out for ONLY going out with other people in LE. As enchanted as you may be with LE at this point, your life and perspective has to be larger than that to be healthy. By all means, have LE friends, but watch out for "putting all your eggs in one basket."

Kevin Gilmartin's book "Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement" addresses this point.