"Some Still Call Him Pig"    

"The Heroes of Ground Zero
Killed at the World Trade Center,
The Pentagon and Pennsylvania

"Can't Cry Hard Enough" - A Tribute to the Victims and Heroes

11 September 2001

A cop died today, and some still call him Pig.

He died trying to help others escape from a stricken building, yet some still call him Pig.

He did his job, giving the ultimate sacrifice, and for what? Money? Respect? Power? Prestige?

No, he did it because he was needed, and some still call him Pig.

All over this great Country, Police Officers are called upon to perform duties no one else wants to do.

They enforce traffic laws, only to pick up the bodies of those who violate them.

They are called upon to be family counselors, and are cursed and sometimes injured by those who called them for help.

They see battered and abused children, and are told not to let it bother them.

They see the worst our society has to offer, and are asked to go home to a normal life after their shift.

A cop died today, and 78 of his brother officers died with him, yet some still call him Pig.

Soon, in another city, in another state, others will don the uniform and badge for the first time.

They will go forward with high expectations to Serve and Protect.

They will be called upon to do what every other cop has done before them, yet some will call them pigs.

A cop died today, and a small piece of America died with him, yet some still call him Pig.


Bob Fraser

Retired Army CID Special Agent

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © September 20, 2001 - All Rights Reserved

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