You wonder why that cop seemed so irritated and distracted, He just got done working a case where a drunk driver killed a kid.
You work for 8 hours; He works for up to 18 hours.
You complain of a "headache," and call in sick, He goes into work still hurt and sore from the guy he had to fight the night before.
You drink your coffee on your way to the mall, He spills his as he runs Code 3 to a traffic crash with kids trapped inside.
You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket before you leave the house, He makes sure his gun is clean and fully loaded and his vest is tight.
You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you, He watches his buddy get shot and wounded in front of him.
You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls, He walks down the highway looking for body parts from a traffic crash.
You complain about the heat on a summer day, He wears fifty pounds of gear and a bullet proof vest in July and still runs around chasing crack heads.
You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong, He runs out before he gets his food to respond to an armed robbery.
You get out of bed in the morning and take your time getting ready, He gets called out of bed at 2 am after working 12 hours and has to be into work A.S.A.P. for a homicide.
You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight, He can't make any plans because on his off days he still gets called back into work.
You scream at the squad car that just past you because they slowed you down, He's driving the squad car, going to cut somebody out of their car.
You get irritated when a procession of 500 squad cars delays your travels for 10 minutes; The fallen Officer's wife is comforted because so many brothers and sisters in arms came to pay their final respects to a colleage. It comforts her to know that her husband was an honorable hero to his community, but pains her that a convict on parole took away her children's personal hero.
You hear the jokes about fallen officers and say they should have known better, He is a hero and runs into situations when everyone else is running away in order to make sure no one else gets hurt and loses his life doing it.
You sit there and judge him, saying that it's a waste of money to have them around; Yet as soon as you need help he is there. -Talon