The thoughts and experiences of a law enforcement officer tackling the meanings of faith, the job, the tools and whatever catches his attention.
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Missed Good Friday Services
One of the negatives in a career in law enforcement is also one that you can be told about but until you experience it you truly do not understand it. The general public quickly forgets that policework is a 24 hour seven day a week commitment. Case in point, we were finished with the week and it looked like Friday would be a quick paperwork day running into the Easter weekend. As a result I made plans with the family to attend Good Friday services at Harvest Bible Chapel. So as these things go, right when I was walking to my car to go home we got called out and my family had to attend church without me and also as these things go we finished just at the right second that I would not be able to scream out of the area and make it while services were still in progress.
Missed family time is one of the prices that Officers pay to keep everyone else safe. It is also one of the reasons this profession has the highest divorce rate.