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I am looking for a copy of a poem I believe was written by a retired officer from VA. The title of it is "We Carry On". Those of you that listen to the John Boy and Billy Big Shoe on the radio may have heard it read on the show before. If anyone comes across a copy of it PLEASE let me know where I can find it. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I think any officer will like it also.


 

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I googled it, and found one - but it was written by a soldier in May of 2007.


I am wondering if it is the same one you are thinking of?

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

I believe this is what you were looking for:


We kiss our families goodbye and most of us go out into a world that few of you will ever see or know anything about. Statistics show that over half of us will one day come home to an empty house and note saying, “Goodbye, I can’t take this job anymore.”


But, We Carry On.


We know we have a job with one of the highest divorce, suicide and mental illness rates in the world.


But, We Carry On.


You curse us when we stop you for speeding. You weren’t there two hours ago when we covered the body of a three-year-old child, killed by a speeding car.


But We Carry On.


We’ll intervene in fights and take the beating meant for you, knowing that you wouldn’t do the same for us and probably won’t even thank us.


But We Carry On.


We investigate the murders, rapes and robberies and have to watch the victims’ families weep in court when a judge has to release the suspect on a small technicality.


But We Carry On.


We see families wiped out in accidents. Then we listen as the person who did it is fined $100 for drunk driving and given a limited driving privilege so he can get back and forth to work and church on Sundays.

But, We Carry On.


We know that if you hit us, unprovoked, you’ll probably get a fine in court, for assault. We know that if we hit you, unprovoked, we could lose our jobs and everything we own for police brutality.


But, We Carry On.


The uniform is not armor. It won’t stop bullets, knives, bricks or sticks. We have gone in burning buildings, burning cars and icy waters to try to save lives. Some of us lose our lives in the process.


But, We Carry On.


We are part mediator, problem solver, professional driver, weapons expert, guidance and marriage counselor. We are part analyst, lawyer, fireman and doctor, and sometimes boxer and wrestler. Does your job require this much and sometimes even more? I doubt it. We know all of this.


But, We Carry On.


We’re not expected to be the one thing we are – human beings. Sometimes, though, we forget and act like them. We get angry, we say or do something we shouldn’t. Please forgive us. But if you don’t…


We’ll Carry On.


~Written by Retired Winston-Salem Police Sergeant Dallas Pruitt EOW 2-23-07~


Sgt. Pruitt did write the above listed poem, however he survived several gunshot wounds he received in the gunfight of his career to live to retirement I believe. Other then that...I agree completely ;)

 

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

Thank YOU, Copline!