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It is unfortunate when police officers break the law. I was an officer for over 20 years and then became disabled, on the job, and am unable to continue doing what I love to do.
I was an officer in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas and was friends with several of the officers there that got busted for the FBI sting Delta Blues. I had no idea that these officers were capable of doing what they did and it was a huge slap in the face especially since I knew and worked with some of them personally.
What the officer in the OP did is not something new or even far and few between. While it was a very good and commendable thing to do it is something that officers do across the country every day except you very seldom here about it.
What you do here about, especially here on ATS, are all the bad things that officers do. You here from so many members about how they actually hate cops and will be glad when the people rise up and take them all out.
What you never hear about are how officer are almost always the first responders to any situation that happens be it a house fire, heart attack, accidents, etc. Anywhere that people are going to be hurt and 911 has been called the police are usually the first to respond. Officers run into houses to make sure that everyone is out during house fires, perform CPR on people that have had heart attacks, pull people out of overturned vehicles that are on fire and on and on. But you never hear about these things or most people don't want to hear about these things because it doesn't fit in with their preconceived ideas that cops are just black booted thugs that love to make life miserable for everyone else and stomp on their constitutional rights.
The thing is that police officers know how people feel about them and yet they still pull those hating people out of the burning fires and cars and perform the CPR on them knowing that after it is all over the people are still going to hate them.
Peace or not
And I rest my case. This thread has been up for over 24 hours and only a handful of people have responded. No one wants to hear about a good police officer. It's just not worthy of their time. All anyone wants to hear about are all the black-booted thuggish examples of our men in blue.
This is really sad.
Peace or not.