I wrote the post below a year ago and it rings true especially to me today. I wanted to change the title though to “Thank you first responders”. It isn’t just the police I want to thank but the fire men and women, paramedics and EMT’s and all the divisions that are under each divisions umbrella. They are the ones who put there lives on the front line. We are seeing that is evident with all the videos coming out during that tragic night in Las Vegas.
When I was out and about the other day, I saw four children who were with their moms at a Starbucks run up to 3 policeman and tell them thank you. My heart swelled over. The smile on these officers faces were priceless and not to mention how excited the kids were to see them. I remember growing up being in awe of police and firemen. They were to be respected. I also taught that to my children. In today’s society you are seeing just the opposite. People are instilling fear of officers in their children. Has bad things happened, yes but that does not mean that these men and women who put their lives on the line for us everyday should be feared or disrespected. I know I may get some flack for this post but this is what is on my heart today. I just want to say to those men and women officers….thank you for what you do for us!!!!