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It's happened again. Once more a promising young life has been extinguished for no discernible reason. Once again I will spit shine boots, affix ribbons, dust off my service cap and press out my class A uniform so that I can, once again, stand in ranks of other law enforcement officers at a memorial service. Yet again I will struggle to hold back tears as I hear the final call broadcast for a brother in arms, and try to suppress the lump in my throat as his wife, or perhaps his parents, cry out in anguish. I might even succeed at maintaining my bearing.

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There was a time in my life where I had no idea who I was. When I was a child, I believed what my parents believed without challenge. When I was in school, I believed what my teachers told me to be true. As a friend, I've allowed people to speak their perceptions into my life about other people as fact. I've been the sheep before.
 
Even though I am older, I still find myself there from time to time.

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There aren't many words that will be needed that can add to the powerful point this video makes.  A friend of mine said this

Nothing says "Humanizing the Badge" like the things that make us the most fragile, angry and fearful. The most difficult days on the job are the ones that involve the innocents.The smallest and most helpless of our society are the ones that hurt us the most. Seeing something that reminds us of what we have at home makes for difficult feelings that few understand.

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I don't even know where this post will go but I've thought about the LE community all day today. I've thought of our officers, their spouses, their children, the moms and dads, brothers and sisters. I've thought about it from every angle I can humanly imagine. I always wind up at the same destination: I can't say anything that will make it better.

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Today, social media will be filled with pictures.  The pictures will consists of plates of stuffing and mashed potatoes.  You'll see images of sisters and brothers who have not seen each other in several months or even years.  You'll see grandparents swooping up their latest addition to their families while spoiling them rotten.  There is always that huge part of you that enjoys seeing the images and then there is a part of you that feels a tinge of jealousy.  

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