When you see a police officer driving along side of you how does it make you feel ? Do you feel uncomfortable? Intimidated? Safe? Feel like you did something wrong?
Everyone has their own feelings about police officers. I know if I am driving I get a little nervous when a police officer is driving behind me or alongside me. I spoke to many friends and family on this subject and 80% said they were nervous when an officer was along side them or in back of them while they were driving.
It seems many people are intimidated amongst officers when it shouldn't be that way. Who is the first person you call if you had a problem at home or in a situation where you felt you were going to be harmed. You would call the police and you would want them there as soon as possible.
Police Officers are here to protect us. If we see an officer late at night or if we were walking to our car in a parking lot we of course would feel safe. Why is there such a contradiction?
The true fact is police officers are here to “protect” us. They put their life on the line to help our community in all situations.
We receive those dreaded tickets, or in some cases a speeding ticket. We get mad but honestly whose fault is it > our own.
My son is a NYPD Officer. I have learned so much about officers in such a short amount of time. He goes out everyday to protect us, stop crime, arrest those that have done wrong. I can go on and on. We all know this but when you are a "mother" of an officer it is very difficult. If he makes an arrest he is at the precinct many hours after his shift filling out paperwork.
As I see how hard of a job it is to be a police officer, they deserve respect. Their job is very difficult and they put their life on the line for us. Yes there is also "bad seeds" but isn't that with every profession ? Think about it. They are there to protect us and our families.