You want to take a life. Fine. You want to see another human as nothing other than target practice. Fine.You want to disrespect those that would fight for you. Fine.You want to spit in their faces. Fine.You want to resist. Fine.You want to stand back and record. Fine.You want to be the top story on the evening news. Fine.You want to be seen as your home town thug hero. Fine.
We are done.
We are done being silent.
We are done reading the headlines about another blue line hero being taken from their families.
We are done being scared to show our support
We are done backing down
We are done sitting back and listening to your hateful word vomit.
We are done being made to feel like we are in the wrong
We are done living in fear that because we are apart of the line, our life is at risk.
Im done listening to the hate.
Im done reading messages from people I don’t know, telling me I need to die.
Im done giving those that don’t even try to listen one second of my day.
Im done not speaking up when I have something to say.
Im done second guessing what Im wearing because of where Im going.
Im done being silent.
Im done hesitating when someone asks where I stand.
I stand with the officers.
I stand with the families.
I stand with the blue.
PS. To the person that wrote what they did on the AngelsForLEO page this morning. I will pray for you. I hope you find peace with yourself and I hope, for the sake of all officers close to you, that you never need help. I do not want them being called to help someone so disturbed. @susanpowell_ 💙
Where were you when the world stopped turning?
9-11-2001, 10 years old eating a bowl of cereal having no clue what the World Trade Center was.
9-11-2010, deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan to fight the war on terror in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
9-11-2018, 17 years later, continuing my duty of public service protecting the community and helping those in need.
Cherish the ones you love, live life as if it were your last day on this earth and don’t sweat the little things.
Most importantly, never forget those whose innocent lives were taken on this day 17 years ago, and those who have given theirs on the continued fight on terror. @liftfordonuts 💯