- A brief story on integrity and having a good heart:
Yesterday, I had lunch with a couple of my friends who are Sgt.'s in a local police department, and one of them was telling me about this family they recently encountered who was not doing well. They were facing multiple financial hardships and couldn't even afford dog food.
When I questioned him more about the details, my buddy told me he was able to take care of them by going to the grocery and buying over $100 worth of food and supplies for them and their pets. When the junior officers on his squad offered to chip in, he told them jokingly "I make more than you, it's ok" (which wasn't exactly true).
I told him, "bro, these are the types of stories that PIO's and the media need to hear... all the great things officers do everyday for their communities." He humbly replied, "I didn't do it for recognition."
I wanted to share this because I know many first responders also give a lot to their communities everyday, and while not always monetarily, you give in heart.
I wanted to say thank you to all of you who do this, and humbly stay in the shadows! Your work is not without recognition.
Be safe and stay sound.