Good Cop VS. Bad Cop
I was watching an older movie tonight, called "Copland". In it, the IA Officer told the Sheriff of Garrison, NJ that he was not a real cop. He was trying to make him react and help him catch the bad guys, who in this case were corrupt cops. But it got me to thinking...Some big city cops might feel that small town cops don't know what it means to be a "real" cop...In other words they have no clue what real crime is.
Taking the movie for an example, the New York City cops that lived in Garrison felt the Sheriff was nothing but a puppet. But it isn't the badge that makes a Police Officer...It is the heart. In my book, the Sheriff was the real cop while the corrupt cops are not. Corrupt cops are criminals disguised as Law Officers. They are not true Police Officers.
As you can see in the picture above, those people who would be Law Enforcement Officers take an oath. For a true cop, that oath means something...Something they are willing to die for. You know, a true Christian can be told apart from a so called christian by their actions. A true Christian obeys the laws GOD set for us. A so called christian twists scripture to justify their lifestyles. A true cop can be told apart from a corrupt one by their action. A true cop takes that oath seriously, and serves the community they live and work in.
I know that corrupt cops exist, but as I said, they are not cops. I have faith in and support our Law Enforcement Officers. I put my trust in GOD knowing that those false cops will be found out...And if they aren't they won't get away because GOD sees all and HE will punish oath breakers.
I see so many Police Officers getting killed, and it makes me feel so frustrated because there is nothing I can do to protect them. It is funny, I know, to think a cop needs protection, but they do. When I was a little kid, I was watching a cop show on tv...I think it was CHiPs. There was a Police Officer that was headed back to the station to log out, and from there he was going to the hospital, where his wife was having their first kid. He saw a car being driven erratically and pulled it over. What he did not know, could not know, was that the couple in the front seat had been taken hostage by the man in the back seat, and when he leaned into the window to see better how many were in the car, he was shot and killed. It stunned me...And awoke in me a very strong protective feeling for Law Enforcement Officers.
My dad was a cop. But he was not a good cop. He liked to abuse his authority, and his wife and his kids. He was an alcoholic. I also had a cousin that was a cop. He was a good cop. I always wanted to be a Police Officer or work in some branch of Law Enforcement. In Jr. High, our school had a Police Officer that was very well loved by all the kids. He wanted to encourage anyone who wanted to be a cop so he started a Police Cadet program. However, it did not last long due to lack of funding. But I still learned a lot from him. And I decided that I did not have the personality needed to be a good cop. I was to gullible to put it bluntly, I was to trusting.
CJ was a very dedicated Officer, and still is as far as I know. Last I heard he had returned to child protection.
The cops getting killed out there are the good cops. And they are dying to protect you. And me. Their job would be a lot easier and a lot safer if people were willing to take a little risk, by this I mean start observing your neighborhood. When you see something that doesn't look right or isn't part of the everyday happenings, let the police know. Your call can be anonymous even. Try to give them as much information as you can about what you saw. The biggest reason crime is so prevalent in this country is because so many people never see anything...they are to afraid to get involved. But let me ask you something...If you were the victim, wouldn't you want someone to speak up on your behalf? If you were the cop, wouldn't you want to know that the people support you and are looking out for you? Think about it.
Don't hate the Police because of a few corrupt cops. Help them catch those bad cops.