This post is going to be a little unusual for me as I usually try to avoid mentioning my work in my blog. I believe that the best way to keep work out of your personal life and endeavors is to leave work out of your personal life and endeavors. I’m also a person who always gets pretty upset when there’s a big news story about a police officer, firefighter, or 911 dispatcher doing something wrong. It’s not that I think these people are infallible; I think that as an overall group they do an amazingly good job in terrible situations. Yet, the thousands of good things they do every day rarely make the news.
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That being said, I feel like I need to share something that happened yesterday at work, though I’m not going to share specifics in an effort to keep work and my blog separate.
I work in a secure building on a secure floor. I’ve always respected the officers who provide the security. I think they have a hard job, and they do it well. I can honestly say I feel safer with them being there. Yesterday there was a person coming to our office for an appointment. The person hadn’t exactly threatened us; just made comments about whether or not things were bullet proof. There were no outright threats, but it was enough to make me very uncomfortable, so I let the security officers know about it, largely to give them some warning in case we had to call.
They did so much more than just make a note that we might be calling; two officers came to our office to keep watch. They came about fifteen minutes before the appointment was scheduled, and stayed a little over half an hour past the appointment time. The person was a no-show, so obviously nothing happened, but I felt indescribably better for having them there. I felt safe and protected.
I know my blog doesn’t have a huge readership, but I just felt like this was something I had to share since I complain so much whenever I come across articles or blogs focusing on something police officers have done wrong. I know they’re not perfect, but yesterday their presence made my life a lot better.