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“Why I Am A Law Enforcement Officer”

Badge This was sent to me by a deputy sheriff and really impacted me when I read it.  I’m leaving names out of it but, wanted to share it with you:   Joe Pags, I don’t know why but I feel compelled to share this story with you.  I work for the  ________County Sheriff’s Office.  First I want to say thank you to all the people out there especially the citizens of this County for who care and support the men and women of law enforcement.  It means a lot to me when folks stop and say “Thank you officer for all that you do”. Joe our country is dealing with troubling times but rest assured I can tell you that “God’s NOT Dead” and today he showed me a miracle and the reason “Why I am a Law Enforcement Officer”.    About 4 or 5 years ago while working dog watch, my partner and I arrested two juveniles for Burglary of a vehicle. Fast forward to today.  Now assigned to our traffic unit as a motor officer I was working a special assignment this morning.  When the assignment was over and we were free to leave my motorcycle shut down!  My battery for some unknown reason was dead.  After some time my co-workers and I were able to get the motorcycle started and I was back on the road. As I was riding down the highway, a vehicle ahead of me sped up to 80mph in a 65mph zone so I turned on the emergency Red/Blue lights and made the traffic stop.  I approached the driver, introduced myself and the reason for the stop (speeding).  The driver handed me her license and asked if I worked a specific area.  As I stood there surprised how she knew what area I worked her face began to swell and the tears started flowing from her eyes, and then she stated that I had arrested her about 4 or 5 years ago.  She thanked me and hugged me and said because of that night she had turned her life around, was going to college and had formed a strong bond with her mom that she never had before. I remember talking to her that night about her troubles and telling her how God is the answer and that he could help her.  This is why I am a Law Enforcement officer.  To make a difference in people’s lives.   Sincerely, Deputy __________ _____ County Sheriff’s Office