I Would Never Make It As A Police Officer

Monday, August 6, 2018

As if the job isn't difficult enough I'd never be able to comprehend how someone can be arrested in January on too many charges to count, has a bail over $1.2 million and by August he's out on the streets again committing the same crimes. 

Why in the world would any man or woman take a job like that?  You can't call it job security because these violent folks are the ones who kill officers. 

Why in heavens name would you want to put your life on the line day in and day out knowing full well that the wheels of justice are so darn slow you could see this same offender doing the same thing in probably the same area before you can get home and have dinner? 

I am thankful for you folks beyond words, but you certainly have a thankless job.

Sue White


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