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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Image Source: JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN You Want To Know The Truth? A friend of mine recently asked, “Tell me, what is it really like being a police officer?” I smiled as this was the hundredth time I’ve been asked that question. I thought to myself, “If you only knew the truth.” Protector to a fault, …

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Photo by Justin Snyder Photo on Unsplash You Want To Know The Truth? A friend of mine recently asked, “Tell me, what is it really like being a police officer?” I smiled as this was the hundredth time I’ve been asked that question. I thought to myself, “If you only knew the truth.” Protector to a fault, I …

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