As the Christmas holiday approaches we would like to say thank you and best wishes to all those who work in law enforcement. Here is some of our favorite material that say so much about our career. Enjoy!
First, is this video Former Ohio State Trooper Bob Welsh Shares His Christmas Eve Story and we are sharing it with you with our very best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Safe Christmas this year!
My Christmas Eve by Bob Welsh
Bob is a retired cop and expert storyteller. He served in the U.S. Navy and had a 30 year career with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
I highly recommend his book: Embers From a Storytellers Mind which is also available as an audio CD. Click Here to visit Bob’s website at BobWelsh.com.
Second, here is our favorite poem from PolicePoems.com about the profession:
“I am the Officer”
I have been where you fear to be,
I have seen what you fear to see,
I have done what you fear to do –
All these things I have done for you.
I am the person you lean upon,
The one you cast your scorn upon,
The one you bring your troubles to –
All these people I’ve been for you.
The one you ask to stand apart,
The one you feel should have no heart,
The one you call “The Officer in Blue,”
But I’m just a person, just like you.
And through the years I’ve come to see,
That I am not always what you ask of me;
So, take this badge … take this gun …
Will you take it … will anyone?
And when you watch a person die
And hear a battered baby cry,
Then do you think that you can be
All these things you ask of me?
Finally, A Police Officer’s Prayer from PolicePoems.com:
“A Police Officer’s Prayer”
Lord, I ask for courage ~
Courage to face and conquer my own fears …
Courage to take me where others will not go …
I ask strength ~
Strength of body to protect others,
and strength of spirit to lead others …
I ask for dedication ~
Dedication to my job, to do it well,
Dedication to my community, to keep it safe …
Give me, Lord, concern for those who trust me,
and compassion for those who need me …
And please, Lord, through it all,
be at my side …
By: Author Unknown
May this season bring safety, good health, joy and happiness to all those in law enforcement!
Stay Safe and Stay Healthy because you are all so important!
Best Wishes from all of us at The Law Enforcement Survival Institute and CopsAlive.com
A Law Enforcement Christmas Story video, a Poem and a prayer from CopsAlive as thanks to all who serve in LE. Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!
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