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Old January 12, 2013, 02:15 AM   #21
hogdogs
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Join Date: October 31, 2007
Location: Western Florida panhandle
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Sorry if my post/s were offensive to anyone...

Here is how i see it...
For my entire life i have heard chiefs, sheriffs, mayors and even the officers themselves state "Our ultimate concern is that our officers make it home safe at the end of the day..."

That statement doesn't lend well to those who think the officer will throw his neck in front of a bullet for you or anyone else...

They are in a career with the intention of doing a good job while earning a paycheck and building towards retirement...

A volunteer who decides to PROTECT may just go beyond what a cop would and I do not slight the officer for this at all...

Same with teachers as mentioned above... they might go way further towards protecting those who they have an emotional connection to...

As for me and me only... my wife and family know that if i die a death not related to my own poor health choices or an accident I have no control over, it will very likely be while defending someone who did not have the ability to defend them self...

I wouldn't be so fast to protect someone who chooses not to defend them self but a young person or an adult overpowered by a wiser, older, stronger or more healthy person would immediately have my attention...

My family knows they may have to live without me and are well served with skills and tools to defend themselves... My financial input in the family coffers is easily lived without so they are not going to be left destitute with my passing...

Thay are well aware that i do not seek to be a hero but would never shirk what I consider my obligation to certain groups of society... Children being but one of these...

Law enforcement officers do not suffer the same commitments that i always have and I do not suffer the same limitations and liabilities that they do... fair trade in my eyes...

Brent
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