In light of the bad publicity given to police officers nationwide, I wanted to shine a light on these individuals that put their lives on the line every day to protect us. Whether we believe in them or not, they are out there day and night and we must respect that.
I’d like to share a story with you about some dedicated officers who did their job.
On July 25, 2015, City of Bryan Police Department received a call about a distraught young woman threatening suicide.
Two police officers were dispatched and given a location. When they showed up, they knocked on the door and identified themselves but no answer. As it turned out, they were given the wrong location by the person who made the call.
The officers did not give up. Giving up is not in their job description. With their determination to help this young woman, they finally obtained the correct address.
When they found her, the scene was grim.
Through the window, they could see a toddler hanging on to his mother’s leg while she’s slumped over the toilet.
I’m certain the officers were horrified. What were they thinking now?
Was she dead or alive?
Knock the door down.
Go in there and save her.
They can’t do that.
You’re the POLICE for God’s Sake. Knock the damn door down and go in.
Apparently, they have a protocol to follow and must consider the safety of others before action is taken. And one more note. There’s a thing called “Suicide by Cop” they have to worry about.
WHAAAAAT! Suicide by Cop? As if the Officers didn’t have enough going on.
Once they made entry, another officer along with their Sargent joined in.
Quick, go in, grab the baby and run.
Can’t do that for safety reasons.
One of the officers saved the day by using a glow stick to get the toddler closer to him. The toddler took the stick and ran back to his mom’s leg.
Oh wait! The officer had another glow stick to give to the toddler. He got him closer and carried him to safety.
As the officers got closer, they saw the woman’s face that had turned blue. In a matter of seconds, Officer Scott Jones, took his knife and cut off the cord around the young woman’s neck.
Miraculously, she survived.
An emotional and heart wrenching situation that ended up well thanks to the persistence and patience of those officers, and quick thinking of Officer Scott Jones.
Two weeks later, Officer Nathan Dera, Training Officer Daniel Broeckelmann, Field Training Officer Scott Jones, and Sgt. Lance Matthews were presented the Life Saving Award by Assistant Chief Wayland Rawls.
Go Go Blue!
For those of you that know me, you know that I’m still screaming, “THAT’S MY SON, Daniel.”
My son recently became a police officer. I am so proud and yet so worried about his safety. I find myself often checking the Police Department Website and the local news beats at 3am to make sure that he’s safe before I go to sleep.
All Police Officers out there have mothers, fathers, wives and children waiting on them to come home safe. Let’s protect them as they protect us.
The next time you see a police officer, please take time and thank him/her. Give them a hug. Buy their meal or just give them a gentle smile to let them know you appreciate them.
Yes. Black lives matter.
Yes. White lives matter.
And most of all, Police Officers lives matter.
This post is dedicated to all the officers at the City Of Bryan Police Department. Thank you!
Officer Daniel Broeckelmann, Officer Patrick Bailey, Officer Scott Jones, Officer Nathan Dera, Officer Amanda Vela, Sgt. Lance Matthews, and Asst. Chief Wayland Rawls with the Bryan Police Department- Thank you!
Officer Sarah Cole- College Station Police Department. Thank you!
Sgt. Mike Kutach- Fort Bend County Constable. Thank you!
Officer Chris Hernandez- Houston Police Department. Thank you!
Officer Muzaffar Siddiqi- Houston Police Department. Thank you!
Officer Zachary Sales- United States Navy. Thank you!
Officer Kenneth White- Harris County Sheriff Office. Thank you!
Mr. Larry Frye- Training Coordinator at the Police Academy. Thank you for training the best!
God Bless you all and keep you safe! PEACE
Hug A Police Officer Today! They could save your life.