It's become quite popular to be anti-cop these days. I always cringe a bit when I hear the media rhetoric. You see, there's a lot they don't tell you about peace officers and having grown up in the home of one, I believe I have the inside scoop. I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot because it's been many years since I've lived in my parents home. But some memories stand out in my mind.
The media won't tell you....
That an officer repeatedly brings into his own home the recovering drug or alcohol addicts and provides them a place to live until they can get their life together.
The media won't tell you when an officer performs CPR on an obviously dead body that's covered in blood and vomit as the victims mother screams for the officer to do something, anything.
The media won't tell you When an officer has to explain to his children that his face is busted up and there's blood on his shirt because a criminal smashed his face into the roof of a car during a tussle that day.
The media won't tell you when he allows that destitute family to stay the night but has to sit up all night in the hallway with a loaded gun strategically positioned between his own children and the unknown guests in order to walk that line between providing aid, and protecting his own family.
The media won't tell you when an officer has to miss his children's athletic games, over and over again, because he's called to serve and protect people that he doesn't even know by name.
The media may not tell you about the selfless sacrifice of our men and women in blue, but I will. Southbound sees you, and we salute you.