Saturday, April 4, 2009

What's Behind the Badge?

I've been asked many times "What's behind the badge?" The answer is simple: Men and women who are husbands, wives, fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, brothers, sisters and friends. They go to church, attend their kid's football games, birthday parties and track meets, pay their taxes and work to support their families. They have the same hopes, goals and fears as we do. They look like, sound and act like us because they are us. What makes them different is the fact that they put their very lives on the line every day for total strangers. That is their gift to humanity.

On April 4 2009, a coward took the lives of three Pittsburgh police officers. They chose to risk everything to keep us safe so let us never forget their names, faces or the sacrifice they made so that we could sleep better knowing that they, and those like them, are on watch.

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