18 Reasons To Thank A Police Officer
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18 Reasons To Thank A Police Officer

Not all cops are bad

18 Reasons To Thank A Police Officer

Before you just assume that I am taking sides, please be aware that I am not. I do not think it is okay for innocent people to die. I do not think it is okay for people to be targeted based on their race. What I do believe is that law enforcement officials want to do their jobs without being harassed. And for that, we should thank them.

1. The police are great because they are always ready.

They are ready to handle the big jobs, the tough jobs, the dangerous jobs, and the heartbreaking jobs. Every day that they wake up to get ready to go to work, they never know which of those will come their way, but they have to be ready to face any and all of these at all times.

2. The police are great because they are brave.

3. The police are great because they really do serve and protect.

4. The police are great because they respond when they are needed.

5. The police are great because they continue to do their job even when they don’t get credit for doing something good.

7. Just their presence alone is enough to stop people with bath intentions.

8. The police are great because they take their job seriously.

After all, it's their job that allows them to provide for their family.

9. Just their existence alone makes people think twice before doing something stupid, in fear of getting caught.

10. We have the luxury of choosing to ignore or run away from a problem.

They do not. Their responsibility is to confront the problem and solve it, no matter what.

11. When the police make a mistake, they are held accountable.

12. The police are great because in their line of work they have to abide by the law and follow proper procedures.

They must strive to do so, or risk losing their job.

13. The police don’t have the luxury of falling asleep on the job.

They have to stay awake and on top of things even when they are running on fumes.

14. Police officers command respect and they deserve it.

15. They are willing to walk into a situation not knowing if they will walk out of it alive.

16. The police are great because they are willing to risk their lives every day.

They give real meaning to “put their lives on the line.”

17. The police are great because they save lives.

18. Police officers deal with the low lives so that we don’t have to.

The next time a tragedy occurs, and you start to generalize law enforcement as one, remember that the majority of them are just trying to do their job, trying to protect us. They are trying to pay their bills, put food on their table for their families and put a roof over their families' heads -- just like all of us.

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