The Officer Next Door

Articles from the perspective of a police officer.

This morning I went through my normal routine of getting ready for the day. Like most people, it involves showering, brushing your teeth, if you still have hair, you fix it. Being that it is the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, I started to think about all the things I’m thankful for in my life. …

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It’s not normal, to see the things police officers see, hear, smell, touch and experience. It’s not normal, to carry the burdens police officers do, emotionally, physically, and mentally. It’s not normal, to see dead bodies, mangled bodies, decomposed bodies, dead kids, abused kids, homeless people suffering, and people victimized, taken advantage of, raped or …

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