Peace Officer - What does it mean?

The news is filled with stories about the actions of police and their treatment of civilians whom they are charged to protect and serve.

I think what's missing from the conversation is that they are actually "peace officers".  Being a soldier can be a very difficult and intense job and by no means am I slighting the occupation when I say, at least you can shoot anyone who comes over the hill.  

Being a "peace officer" is much more difficult.  You have to hold back that urge to pull your gun.  You have to hesitate for that moment that could cost your life.  You have to engage in conversation and take more time to analyze the situation you come upon.

Just some thoughts to ponder.



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