This week is going to be a little different than previous week. I am inviting you to come tour my classmates blog today. Her name is Hannah, and for the last few weeks, she has been writing about police officers. Click on the link below to view her whole blog, it’s pretty neat.
Anyways, on her blog, she shows a lot of interest in the police force. I may be wrong, but I am going to guess that Hannah is going to school for law enforcement and is striving to be a police officer in the near future.
Since we started the final project, Hannah has shared a couple different stories about police officers and what has happened to them while being a police officer. The post that Hannah made on November 26, 2018 really tore my heart right out of my chest. It is titled From Dinner to Dead on Hannah’s blog. An officer, who had been with San Diego Police Department for only four years and was only 36 years old, had been out for his shift one night. He and a boy from the neighbor hood had gone to McDonalds for supper, and then drove about six blocks away to park and eat their food. While sitting in the car, a man drove by and shot the officer. He died the next day. The man was later identified and punished properly. Its stories like these that really make me wonder. Police officers put their lives at risk to save others lives, and a random act of violence like this towards a police officer is uncalled for. I mean, how many people can really say that they would take a job as a police officer? I could never do it!
Another post that I wanted to share was made also made on November 26, 2018 and is titled Things Police Officers Want You To Know. Here Hannah talks about things that he found on an article that police officers want civilians to know. The two that I thought were most important were:
- The news can be misleading, and
- We want to get to know you.
These are things people really need to realize when coming across a police officer. Not everything you see on the news is real, and they really are great people. The want to get to know you so they can drive by you one day, wave, and really know who their waving to. They want to be people you can turn to when you’re lost and afraid. They don’t go out for their shift with the intentions of making people mad and hurting them. Ever.
Hannah, I wish you the best of luck in your career in the future. I’m sure you will make an amazing police officer. I know you are not a police officer yet, but thank you for making this sacrifice to keep other safe. Thank you for putting your life on the line for people you may not even know. You’re going to be great someday, I just know it. Good luck.