Police officers face dangers at work that most of us never encounter or even think about in a typical workday. This was brought home to me in our police station tour in many ways.
There was the caution that Corporal Boggs showed when he took us into various areas of the station, checking his weapon as needed, moving us out of areas where a suspect might be entering. There were many, many reminders, including this full-size image, of Office Ricky Galvez (and his #172 shield), who was murdered last year. But the most poignant reminder, to me, was Corporal Boggs' casual mention of his Kevlar helmet, "just in case we get called out to a shooting in progress."
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.
~ Sidney Sheldon