"The Man Behind the Star"

It takes a special kind of man
to wear a star and gun
To devote his life entirely to fight
the battles that must be won.

So often he's not appreciated
for the job he has sworn to do.
But he'd gladly lay down his life
because he wears that star for you.

Some seem to think
that he really has it made
That all he does is ride around
for the salary he's paid.

But every time trouble appears
he's the first one that they call.
it's only then they realize
he's special after all.

There's a man behind that star
who has feelings just like you.
So seldom does he get praise
for all the things he'll do.

If you ever stop and think
of what he faces day and night
You'd respect what he stands for
and learn to treat him right.

There a man behind that star
and he's not made of steel
and the things we watch on T.V.
to him are very real.

He has a family of his own
he can laugh and he can cry
Each day he puts on that star
could be his day to die

He chose to uphold the law
a decision made from his heart
To protect us with his life and give
each child a better start.

Try always to remember
there's a man behind the star
and he'll be the first to help you
no matter who you are

You should say a prayer each night,
to thank God that he's there.
When you see him on the streets,
you should show him that you care.

Without the sacrifice he makes,
we'd always live in fear,
He should be commended
to wear the star he holds so dear.

He's never turned his back on you,
faced danger close and far.
All Americans should salute
the man behind the star.


Traci Rutherford

Dedicated to the Men and Women of
The Adams County Sheriff's Department
Natchez, Mississippi

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