posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 10:47 AM
Where to start.
I was a kid living at home, my dad worked midnight shift. It's about 11pm and my Mom heard a car out back, so she goes to make sure the back door is
locked, and as soon as she reaches for the handle, the door is pulled open from the outside. My mom grabbed the phone dialed the police and they were
there within 10 minutes.
Not only did they search the entire area they helped my mom load a gun and showed her how to hold it and be prepared to fire it. He did caution her
to only do it as a last resort and should someone try to enter the house, make sure all of us kids were in a room far away her with the gun before
The police officer also, helped mom check all the other doors and windows to make sure they're locked.
Another time, there was a drunk driver racing up and down our street. It was summer time and lots of kids outside. After the 3rd time down the
street, my mom called the police and they were there, they actually hid the car in our driveway, because it was obstructed, you could see the street,
but not a car in the drive. A few minutes later, here comes that car again, and the cops were able to nab him right awat, not only was he drunk, but
there was a gun and drugs in the car.
and then... there was the time that my friends and I crashed our car, just ran into a ditch. The police man not only stopped to check on us, (yes
checking to see if we'd been drinking) but he helped push the car out of the ditch and once discovered two tires were flat, drove us to my house to
get my dad to come out and help us get the car going.
I have 2-3 other times the police have helped me as well.
I understand the frustration with police officers today. The media only reports when the cops have done something wrong or something that someone
feels is wrong.
We don't get to hear the stories of how the police have helped someone or made a difference in someone's life, etc.