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Posted over 1 year ago
I worry about the safety of Officers and the families of the THIN BLUE LINE.
In the Current mindset, the death toll from Siucide to Traffic Accidents . From Shooting Victims
To rarely dying of old age.
We need to be the side of the blue line
That holds up the end if the promise.
Look out and keep me safe, I have your back
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| Posted over 1 year ago
This is a worthy topic in terms of the expressed sentiments. Not sure about the 'rarely dying of old age' part. True, pressure leading to suicidality is a risk of the profession - like other high-stress professions. It should only prompt officers to take excellent care of their emotional health.
Traffic accidents do take the highest toll.
It hurts to lose a police officer to the ravages of pressure, the split-second error or to the evil acts of society. The Officer Down memorials might lend the idea that police officers are dying right and left, but LEOs are THRIVING!
I mourn the dear officers we lose and I am happy for the vast, vast majority of dear Officers UP!!!
Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success.
— Annie Oakley , Annie Oakley exhibit at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas