"ThankYou . . ."
You are a father, a son, a mother, a daughter, a lover.
You speak law, common sense, truth.
You posses strength, intelligence, bravery, sincerity, interity.
You see violence, abandonment, neglect, injustice, blood, death.
You hear thanklessness, obscenity, thoughtlessness, hatred.
You feel disrespected, unheard, underpaid, unimportant, useless.
You get yelled at, spat at, hit upon, stabbed, shot and killed.
To most of them you're "pigs", "fuzz", "po po's", "5_0"
You are Law Enforcement.
You are my best-friend, my lover, my colleague, my brother, my sister.
My respect, my concerns, my heart, my soul,
my thoughts, my worries, my prayers are with you.
When you see, hear, feel and experience the blunt
realities of your world, know I care.
You may have faults, but there are people like me
who will always honor you.
I will be there for you, when you need me.
Just as you are there when I need you...
Thank You . . .
Shannan Ellington - EMT-P
Texas State Director NAFP
Dallas Fire Communications
9-1-1 Operator for Dallas PD
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