23 February 2018

Heroism Revisited

It's been mentioned to me that the police are under no obligation to protect any of us.

That is correct.

Standing behind that isn't courage or heroism.

We heap more honor on the hero who doesn't have to do it.  The person who could have walked away in perfect safety; but instead charged into danger to save lives.

Contrast our Broward County SRO with the disarmed by law coach Aaron Feis.

He did not hesitate to protect his charges, even though it cost him his life.

A teacher.  Someone we don't expect to show such courage or expect to perform such an act.

There's the bar.  Yes, it's set very high, Officer, Deputy, Trooper, but you get to bring your guns.

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