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I’ve struggled to write an article about what is currently happening in our world.

I know people have already grown tired of reading about the current crisis.

For that reason, I set a goal to write an article to simply say, thank you, to those who may need to hear it. This isn’t intended to be an all inclusive list. I may have overlooked someone, a profession, or some group worthy of thanks.

So I’ll say ahead of time, I’m sorry if I left you off my list. Thank YOU, for understanding. (See what I did there?)

Without further ado, I just want to say THANK YOU.

Thank you, to the police officers who are being forced to work overtime and mandatory holdovers, all while risking your own personal health and safety as you continue to work out in the field.

Thank you, to the fire fighters who are responding to medical calls, working extra shifts, and putting yourself in harm’s way.

Thank you, to the EMT personnel who always do a thankless job responding to every medical call under the sun and exposing yourself to the dangers of working with the sick and contagious.

Thank you, to the military members of all branches and levels of activation. From full time active duty, to those in the reserves or national guard. Thank you for all you do, not just now, but always.

Thank you, to the doctors, nurses, and all people in the medical field, who always work tirelessly putting their own health and safety on the line, as they strive to heal our sick and vulnerable.

Thank you, to the farmers and people in the agriculture sectors working to keep our country afloat with food and the commodities we need to keep going through these difficult times.

Thank you, to the truck drivers, railroad workers, postal workers, and everyone in the supply chain, who have no doubt stepped up to keep our country supplied in these unprecedented times of uncertainty and worry.

Thank you, to the everyone working in the grocery stores, warehouses, and any job that has to do with keeping our stores open and supplied to the best of their ability, despite the unnecessary panic buying that has taken place over the past weeks. Your continued hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Thank you, to anyone who has stepped up and adapted to find ways to help friends, neighbors, small businesses, bars and restaurants, that have been shut down or limited in their service.

This is our chance as a country to unify and come together.

This is our chance to show that humans are resilient and strong.

Together we will win this fight against a faceless enemy and come out stronger on the other side.

Lastly, and I can’t stress this enough, remember this too shall pass.

If you need help or are struggling to cope with what is taking place, reach out to someone. Pick up the phone and vent. Call and check on family and friends. Focus on the positive and find ways to be optimistic. A permanent solution to a temporary problem is NEVER the answer.

We will recover. We will fight. We will win.

Thank you for reading this.

The Officer Next Door

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3 Comments »

    • Good Morning Sir Officer next door …🚔

      THANK YOU 🤝 VERY NICE LETTER OF LOVE TO ALL ..
      And I PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, TO SEE THE DAYLIGHT @ the very end of COVID-19 etc ASAP ! AMEN 🇺🇸

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