By Officer Robbie McCready
Say the words “police officer” and many images come to mind. One of the most common images is someone strong, standing between innocence and danger. Law enforcement officers face so many risks today. Repeat offenders seem to perpetually revolve through the justice system. In years past, police officers were held in an esteemed position in society. In today’s heated climate, it seems more and more people are mistakenly singling police out as a problem, instead of part of the solution. So how does an officer handle the stress? Watch any movie portraying the life of a police officer and you are guaranteed to see a strong yet broken hero who deals with the pressures of his work with a double on the rocks at their favorite bar. Inevitably, a scene involves everyone from the shift at a neighborhood bar, passing pitchers around in celebration or commiseration. Law enforcement does have a culture of brotherhood and family. But it can also foster…
For the complete story, see the January 25th edition of The Lexington Progress.