What Lurks In The Night?
by Robert S. Grinstead
The night in a small town, or the largest of American cities shares a common thread, that of the knight riders in blue who are tasked to watch over the people of their communities.
Night after night, these brave souls put on their uniforms, pin on their badges, lace up their boots and strap on their weapon. Some just walk out the door after saying goodbye to their only companion, such as the loyal and faithful cat, or dog. Others embrace their loved one for a kiss and a quick prayer before walking out the door for what they pray won't be the last time.
Putting Light a Subject!
by Robert Grenstead
Throwing caution to the wind is a term relatively common to most any person who walks the streets today, for we are all less trusting of others than we were even a decade ago. This is most certainly true to the men and women in blue.
When I was a rookie I was a recently separated soldier with only military experience to guide me, rookie was a definite understatement. To that I can say that I had the greatest bunch of mentors to guide me through the learning experience, which not only trained me to be a good police officer, but to be a good man as well.
They taught me to trust nobody out on the streets, while at the same time they taught me to rely on my fellow officers. The thin blue line was something more than a punch line, or catch phrase. Today things aren't quite so clear, even among fellow officers.
It seems that the fellowship of cops has given away to a more selfish and self serving professional who is in fact not even remotely professional, as for the most they lack that team player Esprit de corps.
Perhaps it's the times, perhaps it's just my unfounded salty dog perception of society. Regardless the visual, if more than one person has the same rendition there is most certainly something to consider.