Saturday, January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. I want to take a moment to express my appreciation for the uniformed men and women not only of my office, but of every law enforcement office/department everywhere. It takes a special kind of person to go out and put their life on the line every day.
Law enforcement is one of the most unpredictable careers, day in and day out. One never knows what they will encounter: if they will be attacked or shot at, if they will need to dive into a canal for a rescue, perform CPR on someone in a medical emergency, or if they will need to respond to the scene of a fatal crash. Still, these individuals pin on that badge and go to work.
They are often greeted with disrespect and vulgarity, sometimes by the very people they have responded to help. Still, they pin on that badge and go to work.
Their shift hours often do not end on time due to critical situations, causing them to cancel plans or miss time with family or friends. Still, they pin on that badge and go to work.
There are countless sacrifices law enforcement officers make. I want to thank my deputies for the jobs that they do and their commitment to our community. I see your sacrifices, I appreciate them, and I will always have your 6.
–Sheriff Bill Prummell