The duty of officers is to protect and to serve.  We give everything we have in all situations and weather.  Sometimes I don’t think some people realize that we put ourselves on the line.  I’ve mentioned before that officers have high divorce and suicide rates.  There is a lot of stress and pressure; awful days off and hours.  You need to be at your best and always alert.  The patrol officers have the hardest job; they are on the front line so to speak.  They never know if the car they stop will be their last.  We are not perfect and we make mistakes.  We aren’t all good, but we all aren’t bad either.  But sometimes it’s nice, albeit rare, when you hear someone tell you, “thanks for what you do.”  I get a warm feeling inside. 

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Hey!
I love ur site and its a nice way to know what is going on in your exciting officer world!
Just in case no one else says it today thanks for serving! You are amazing! I always make sure to tell people my aunt is on the swat team and she is the best! Love Julie

Posted by: Julie Simondes | Jan 27, 2005 5:35:30 AM

Hi Julie,
You are doing something I have only dreamed of doing and that is going to school in Europe. I guess you could say I am living one of my dreams through you. Take care and I am proud of you and your site.
Love,
Aunt Janet

Posted by: Jan | Jan 27, 2005 11:17:46 PM

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