Monday, June 8, 2009

Thank You SGT Curry

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Sgt. Manuel Curry, age 84 died recently after serving the City of New Orleans since 1946 as a full time sworn peace officer. I salute you SGT Curry for your dedication to service, and law and order. He even served during Hurricane Katrina, unlike other, younger men who ran away and abandoned their city.

This is an example of a true police officer. Someone who loves the job. This is what it takes to be a cop, someone who lives it as a lifestyle. Police work is much like being a fireman, nurse, teacher, doctor, or soldier. The best ones don't do it for the money. They do it for the love of service to their fellow man, their community, their nation, to humanity. You can't pay someone enough to run into a burning building, or work in a hurricane.

This is why in some ways I don't think police should be paid a lot of money, because cops should not be drawn to the job for the money. They should do the job because they love it. They should get paid a living wage, but people should not say, "I want to make a lot of money, I will be a police officer." Too many parts of the country now pay huge sums to police, and often those departments have more than their share of officers who are just working a job. They should be living a lifestyle; that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

It's hard to imagine a guy who was already a Cop for 25 years when Adam-12 came out.

Bunkermeister said...

That is strange when you put it that way. I watched Adam-12 as a child.