From a friend's FB Page... Orange County California Deputy Sheriff wrote this, and it's spot on: **For those asking to make it shareable I'm going to take a pass. However, you may cut and paste to your heart's content.** America, you’re losing your police. Just a few short weeks ago you were praising them with other first responders for their efforts during the COVID. Now you are killing them because of four rogue cops that every other cop denounced. Not a single officer condoned what the Minneapolis officers did. However, those same condemning cops are now being attacked, injured and killed because of four bad cops. Let me repeat, the good cops are being attacked because of bad cops. That’s like punching your plumber because your electrician burned your house down. America has a dysfunctional relationship with its police. During moments of crisis they are praised and welcome. During moments of calm and peace they are merely tolerated. During and following the moments even a single police officer violates the trust of the people they serve, every cop in America is reviled. When a spouse is constantly berated, repeatedly told they’re worthless, eventually they will believe it. Their self-worth will decline if not diminish altogether. The same thing has happened with America’s cops. When a police officer embarks on the noble career of protecting and serving they (hopefully) receive all the right training. How to be a counselor, protector, confidant, listener, parent, medic…cop. In a short time she will find out she is hated by those she serves. First her heart will be broken and then her self-worth and desire for the job will disappear. This is a person who got into law enforcement for all the right reasons, all the right training, all the right intentions, and did all the right things only to be despised. So who is going to want to be a cop now? Who would ever want to join a profession that is universally hated and abhorred? I’ve heard there is a silent majority who support police officers. At this point, I and many other cops wonder if they actually exist. And if they truly exist their continued silence will make them complicit in the downfall of American policing and society. And let’s not forget every year more police officers commit suicide than are killed in the line of duty. How many more self-inflicted deaths are going to happen because of the callousness of the people police officers are sworn to protect? Fifty seven police officers in Buffalo recently resigned their ancillary assignments as riot control officers. I’m hearing stories of police officers in other departments retiring early. I may be one of them depending on what the retirement board says. After 22 years as a cop I have a lot more to give but the public has made it clear they don’t want me. I hate to tell you this but there are no amount of dancing cop videos that are going to fix this. America, you’re about to lose your cops.