Serve And Protect
He became a policeman with one mission in mind: to serve and protect citizens. He's pretty much witnessed some horrific events, but he never imagined he'd end up serving this way. On that hot day, he had to deliver some pretty awful news, which wasn't really a good way to start off his shift. Half an hour went by and he already felt exhausted. He was used to driving through the housing estates on his way back to the precinct. Typically, he would find a kid with a lemonade stand where he could quench his thirst. He always made sure to take the time to talk to the kids. Before he made it there, he saw something that made him stop in his tracks. What the heck was that woman doing?
As a little kid, he really didn’t know what he would grow up to become, but one thing was clear to him: he wanted to help others. Every time he saw a homeless person on the street, a hungry kid, or a struggling mom, it struck him hard. He always made sure to buy sandwiches for them, offer cash, or pay for a stranger’s groceries. He volunteered every Sunday at the local soup kitchen. Unfortunately, he’d often witnessed the struggles of life.
If he were to describe his earliest memories, he wouldn’t envision a joyful birthday party, or a family trip to the beach. He’d always remember one of his father’s episodes. Every day he would wake up to the sound of glass breaking, doors being shut, and people screaming. His traumatic childhood caused him to wet his bed up until he was 14 years old. One day, he woke up in the middle of the night.
Dark And Terrified
He was standing outside of their chaotic household, fully dressed. His mother placed a bag on his back and grabbed him by the hand. It was really dark outside, and they were both scared to pieces, but his mother knew that her 8-year-old child needed a stable home. She made sure to pack only the essentials into a small luggage bag. She dragged her bag all the way to the bus stop. They were heading to Madison, Alabama, and they weren’t planning on coming back. His father told him he’d never become anything, but boy did he prove him wrong as time went by.
Right after finishing high school, he joined the police academy in the hopes of finding a steady job that would allow him to support his mother. They were living in a rundown 2-bedroom apartment that was nothing but trouble. They had to rub mildew off the walls every month. They didn’t have much money, but they were safe. And when he finally became a rookie, he made sure to keep his promise. He bought a small bungalow on the city’s outskirts. That’s when he made it his mission to never let any child or woman go through something like that. Still, he couldn’t save everybody.