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Retired sheriff Currie Myers, Rasmussen College School of Justice Studies Dean, shares his thoughts on the meaning of National Police Week.
It takes a special mindset to pursue a career in law enforcement and often the motivations for becoming a police officer are wildly different from those in other careers. To keep with the spirit of National Police Week, we've asked Rasmussen College criminal justice students and graduates why they've chosen to pursue a career in law enforcement.
This year's film Gangster Squad opened with Sgt. O'Mara stating "every man carries a badge," and although it's true every person has their loyalty tied to some concept or ideal, it is law enforcement officers who wear the badge of justice. With this week being National Police week - the time to honor and remember fallen officers - Capt. Paul Ebel from the Green Bay Police Department opened up about the importance of the police badge.
The brotherhood among law enforcement officers is more than a brotherhood; it runs much deeper than that. To us, law enforcement is not a job, it is a calling and all of us firmly believe we have been called by whatever higher power we believe in, to take on the daunting task of protecting the lives of others and helping them whenever we can.
When asked to reflect on my thoughts about National Police Week, I can't help but think of brotherhood. I have never experienced such a strong bond among individuals as I did in October 2005 when Kelly's husband Jonathan was killed in the line of duty during a high speed chase.