“You always hear about how bad the police are, how they treated you like dirt, how they are on a power trip. Yes I am sure there are some bad apples, but most of them are just doing their jobs. They deal with the worst of society every day and have to keep going back every day and deal with it all over again. They risk their lives each day just to do their job of trying to enforce the laws that they didn’t make.
They are human, and do many good things every day that most people will never know about, like giving the young mother a warning instead of a ticket, because they know she is struggling. Or locking up an abusive spouse, and giving the abused information to get out of the relationship safely. Or just being a nice person, in a stressful and upsetting situation. They are people, they have feelings, and they have jobs to do. Sometimes they may not like what they have to do, but they do it without question. Most of the good stuff they do you will never hear about. They don’t do it for glory or recognition, they do it because they are good people.
And I wrote this post to point out one such act. My daughter is a waitress at a local diner. She is also 7 months pregnant and working still to save as much money as she can. This will be her first child and she is so excited. She is always cheerful at work so she has a lot of regulars, but this was not one of them, Yesterday she was working the lunch shift when a Voorhees Township police officer came in. He was pleasant and had his lunch by himself, and asked for the check. My daughter gave him his check, and moved on to wait other tables. The officer went to the cashier and paid his bill, and left a note on the bill for my daughter. This officer, who I am sure works his butt off for his paycheck, left her a $100 tip on a $9.00 ticket. The note simply said, ‘Enjoy your first, You will never forget it.’
What a wonderful person to not only leave a VERY generous tip, but a lovely message, I don’t know you Mr. Police Officer, but you made my little girl cry, and made her year. Thank you. I always had the utmost respect for officers, but you went above and beyond not just an officer, but a beautiful human being. God Bless.”
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