The photo was posted by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday and has garnered significant attention on social media.
This is me at 21 years old. This is the day I graduated from the Detroit police academy at 4:00pm, went home and took a couple hour nap, woke up at 9:30 that night and reported to my first tour of duty at the 12th Precinct for midnight shift
To say this week has been difficult for law enforcement is an understatement. The culture of police hate seems to have risen to new heights—and our own are misunderstood, accused, maligned, judged, abandoned by leaders, wounded, and killed.
In the aftermath of the Dallas Incident, where five officers were killed, Church Services across the United States reached out to local law enforcement this past weekend.
Those thoughts haunt the men and women of law enforcement who have been involved in deadly force incidents in their careers.