A big thanks to all of those LEO's out there working to keep us safe during the holidays.
Last nite we were at the in-laws for Christmas and I caught a couple of "zingers" from the relatives.
My sis-in-law made some sarcastic comment about seeing on of our Deputies at Starbucks the other day (that Deputy's wife must make good $ ) and then another about my Capt allowing us to leave early on Christmas Eve (about her tax dollars paying for us......) An uncle decided to share a couple "cop" stories about Officers pulling over truckers (he's a mechanic for a trucking company-so I'm sure its all first hand info) and the "dumb" things the Officers have done.
I simply commented about how I hear so often about seeing "us" doing this and that, but no one seems to mention seeing "us" getting out of a warm bed at 2am to go photograph a fatal accident or shooting, or having to go photograph and collect evidence at a burglary scene. Or, going to the hospital to interview a sexual assault victim.
Not to mention the times "our" family time at holidays is intrupted for the above reasons. I wont even go into the times late for dinner or missing dinner all together because of being late.
Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks to the "Woody's family" for expressing thanks.
(I know that LE are not the only ones who work nites and/or get called into work at family time. This just came at the right moment for me)