lindsay-monroe-messer

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why do we do what we do? why do we wake up in the morning, three o'clock, stand at a crime scene in the freezing cold, living paycheck to paycheck, for what? to protect and serve? serve who, the public? sometimes it seems like they hate us and then here, we got the brass ready to throw us to the lions.

we do it ‘cause we’re good at it. maybe we’d be lousy at anything else. i don’t know, maybe we do it for the one or two times somebody actually thanks us for finding their son’s murderer

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As police officers in this big, complicated city, we see so much bad. So many souls filled with hatred and violence. And it’s our job to look for them, chase after them and confront them. Over time, they can become all we see. As with all evil, some good will always come from it. It can bring us together with some of the most dedicated, honorable, kind-hearted people we could ever hope to meet. It can fill hearts with a love so strong that it will endure forever and create unbreakable friendships that will last even in the face of life’s most difficult challenges.
Sometimes, the good comes when we most need it and least expect it. If we are lucky enough to notice it, set our eyes upon it and appreciate it, it can almost make us forget all of the bad. Today is life. The only life you’re sure of. Make the most of today.
Words of wisdom. A slice of goodness passed on by an innocent soul whose life was cut short by an errant bullet. These are words that will always stay with me, words that are about to change the course of my life forever.
9.17 Today is Life