THE POWERS IT WELDED WERE IMMENSE……………………………
It incarcerated human beings.
It controlled behaviorism’s in good and bad times.
It allowed me entrance into situations and places that no average person was allowed.
It represented Authority, Integrity, and Professionalism that cannot be explained.
It protected people’s rights & freedoms that no one should be denied.
My badge bore the the scratches & the symbols which it has been through and survived over the many years/
It has witnessed human suffering of individuals who were raped, stabbed, demoralized, assaulted, controlled, preyed upon treated or incarcerated.
It has witnessed blood, sweat and tears, pain suffering and death, life and every other emotion that the human race endures and experiences.
It stood on the edge of the Abyss twice, peered in and survived without falling to it’s demise.
It experienced drug, alcohol, medication and multi-substance abuse along with psychological/psychiatric disorders.
On too numerous occasions it faced guns, knives and other weapons directed at it, and came out unblemished, however tarnished.
The scratches it bears! has been created from assaults and arrests in the performance of protecting the rights and intensity of so many human diversities, good, bad and indifferent.
It has attended two funerals of fellow Officers killed in the performance of their duties. It has cleaned up the blood of a fellow officer who was shot in the performance of his duties while being attacked and facing imminent death!
It has experienced so much so much more, too numerous to mention, and too sad to relate! The oath that I took to carry it and the weight that it bears was clear profound proof of my integrity and my honor to my family and Society, and to leave them with an epitaph which they could be proud of forever!!!!!!!
I am immensely sorry for the stress, sorrow, pain and suffering which anyone had to persevere while I carried it, especially my family.
LASTLY. SOMETIMES THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE HAPPEN……AFTER YOU’VE DONE WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO………AND YOU ARE NOW FREE TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS………