Deputy Paul Rein Killed in the Line of Duty November 7, 2007.
(Picture from the Broward Blog.)
We had a whole host of emails we complied into a “tales from the Blitz-day two. But that will have to wait.
Those of us who read this blog find ourselves dealing with police officers every day in our jobs. Like everyone else, some of these officers are great people, some have bad attitudes, and some are just having bad days when we cross their paths. But unlike just about any other job in the civilian world (firefighter is about the only other one) every day they wake up and put on their uniform and kiss their family goodbye may be their last day alive. They have taken an oath to protect us, and on some tragic days, when they perform their job, they die.
We should never forget that no matter what the outcome of our cases in court; no matter if the officer is a nice guy, or if we feel s/he didn’t tell the truth in a case, that these public servants risk their lives for a whole lot less money than most of us make.
The next time you see an officer- thank them for the sacrifice they make. Let them know that even if as professionals we oppose them in court, that as citizens of Dade County we appreciate their dedication and bravery. By telling an officer that you appreciate their dedication, you are thanking all officers for the sacrifices they have made, and you honor the memory of those officers, like Deputy Paul Rein, who did their job and lost their life in the performance of their duty.
See You In Court, where sometimes just buying someone a cup of coffee leads to a life long friendship.