Originally posted on my personal blog Jottings and Writings on 12/15/2011
Saw this online and just had to share it. Don’t know who the original writer is. Shared via AussieCops and Firefighters
That police officer that you called a jerk for writing you a ticket, just spent three hours on the scene of a wreck where a drunk driver killed a family of four. Those firefighters your pissed at for shutting down the road, just pulled a grandfather out of a burning house. Those paramedics that you think are driving to fast, are doing CPR on a 2 year old. We work when we are hurt, sick, hungry, and tired. We are continuously asked to do more with less, and we do it with a smile on our face. Why? Because we love what we do!!! But, most importantly, because we care. Think about that before you bash your public safety members. We are here for YOU!!!
These guys deserve our support, appreciation, and understanding – Not our condemnation and badgering. These guys have a difficult and dangerous job. One in which they never know what the next call will bring. Even a seemingly “routine” call can turn ugly (and even deadly) in the blink of an eye and yet even the face of great danger they continue working. They definitely deserve our THANKS!!