When I have experienced a busy shift, when I have been run ragged, been in real danger, been injured, been extremely cold, wet, ache from exhaustion, am too tired to write my statement and sometimes even to drive home, I put things into a little perspective.
I do this because I am a realist. I enjoy what I do because I feel that I can make a difference, even just a little difference, a difference to someone else.
I read this and although my risks are no-where near the same level, the reasons behind it are the same. If you have never heard of Sgt Terry Bryan then I ask you read the article. It will take only a few minutes of your time.
I greatly admire and respect that sort of commitment to supporting to colleagues and the determination show in the face of real adversity, real hatred.
There are many people who are happy for someone else to do these things. There are many people who support the people who do these things because they realise what it takes to do so.
Sadly, there are far too many people who fail to recognise the strength of character and determination needed. As a result they say one thing but do another for the wrong reasons, sometimes because they have an agenda that lives in the shadows.
Reasons like that that are an insult to people like Sgt Terry Bryan. Luckily for us, there are many, many people like Sgt Terry Bryan.
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