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Is being a LEO hard?

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This may be an older post, but I can't imagine in ever being one bit untrue.  Very well said, and thank you to all Law Enforcement Officers and their families for their sacrifices.

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 I'm glad I came upon this post, enjoyed reading this!! 

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"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
Steve Jobs

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 Well said.

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

The best post I have read on PoliceLink.


It may be a thankless job, but please know that I do thank you. I respect you more than you know.


 


"Live in such a way that those who know you but do not know God, will come to know God because they know you."

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 Has to be one of the best things I have read on this site. Simply amazing!

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BUMP


"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
Steve Jobs

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Anonymous says ...



 


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THE LIFE OF WORKING 911


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"I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 6 in the morning as I check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is too late. But wanting his wife and family to know everything possible was done to try and save his life.


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I wish you knew the unique smell of burning insulation, the taste of soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat through your turnout


gear, the sound of flames crackling, the eeriness of being able to see absolutely nothing in dense smoke-sensations that I've become too familiar with.


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I wish you could read my mind as I respond to a call, Is this a false alarm or a working fire? How is the building constructed? What Hazards await me? Is anyone trapped? Or to call and ask what is wrong with the patient? Is it minor or life threatening? Is the caller really in distress or is he waiting for us with a 2x4 or a gun?


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I wish you could be in the emergency room, as a doctor pronounces dead, the beautiful five-year old girl that I have been trying to save during the past 25 minutes, knowing she will never go on her first date or say the words, "I love you Mommy," ever again.


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I wish you could know the frustration I feel in the cab of the ambulance or engine or cruiser, the driver with his foot pressing down hard on the pedal, my arm tugging again and again at the air horn chain, as you fail to yield the right-of-way at an intersection or in traffic. When you need us however, your first comment upon our arrival will be, "It took you forever to get here!"


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I wish you could know my thoughts as I help extricate a girl of teenage years from the remains of her automobile. What if this was my daughter, sister, my girlfriend or a friend? What were her parents react ion going to be when they opened the door to find a police officer with hat in hand?


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I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the back door and greet my family, not having the heart to tell them that I nearly did not come back from the last call.


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I wish you could know how it feels dispatching officers, firefighters and paramedics out and when we call for them and our heart drops because no one answers back or to here a bone chilling 911 call of a child or wife needing assistance. 


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I wish you could feel the hurt as people verbally and sometimes physically abuse us or belittle what I do, or as they express their


attitudes of "It will never happen to me."


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I wish you could realize the physical, emotional and mental drain of missed meals, lost sleep and forgone social activities, in addition to all the tragedy my eyes have seen.


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I wish you could know the brotherhood, sisterhood and the self-satisfaction of helping save a life or preserving someone's


property, or being able to be there in time of crisis, or creating order from total chaos.


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I wish you could understand what it feels like to have a little boy tugging at your arm and asking, "Is my Mommy okay?" not even being able to look in his eyes without tears from your own and not knowing what to say. Or to have to hold back a long time friend who watches his buddy having CPR done on him as they take him away in the Medic Unit. You know all along he did not have his seat belt on. A sensation that I have become too familiar with.


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Unless you have lived with this kind of life, you will never truly understand or appreciate who I am, we are, or what our job really means to us...I wish you could though."

 



 



Not trying to raise the zombie thread here, but this is why I want to join law enforcement. It takes a stupidly dedicated type of person to live through all this and keep on trucking through it. For all the negatives, for all the things that will shake the very foundation of who I am as a person, the knowledge that I can help even the most ungrateful people with their lives, without them giving me a second thought, or that I can have the opportunity to save a life, or that I can keep the bad ones off of the streets, will be the defining aspect and culmination of who I am and what I stand for in my life. Thank you for sharing, Retleo.


 


Edited for spelling errors.


 


 

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BUMP this is still as good today and the first time I read it.


Bad stuff happens to good people, handle it and overcome.
My motto for life:
Let go and let GOD,
Only HE can control everything.

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gudercop says ...



BUMP this is still as good today and the first time I read it.



Some things DO PASS the EYE TEST as well as STAND THE TEST OF TIME.


It is what it is.............and.........these things too shall pass.

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gudercop says ...



BUMP this is still as good today and the first time I read it.



Some things DO PASS the EYE TEST as well as STAND THE TEST OF TIME.


It is what it is.............and.........these things too shall pass.