I have a pretty cool job… I talk on the radio… sure it’s more than that… but when you boil it down to what it is… I am locked in a room for 4 hours a day, with people that are my friends… and we talk on the radio…

We use that to help as many people in our community that we possibly can… and a lot of times we hear “Thank You”… We do it because we love the place we live… and it’s just the right thing to do with the voice and vehicle we’ve been given…

I have a lot of friends that are Law Enforcement Officers… and a cousin that I grew up with that chose that path as well… and after the events that took place in Central Florida… I feel compelled to make sure they get a “Thank You”… I don’t think they hear it enough… and I know personally, I haven’t expressed it enough… So THANK YOU.

The last few years it seems like it has become an “Us vs. Them”… And while I am aware enough to know that at times officers have crossed a line… overwhelmingly the police are here to help make everyone’s world a better place. These are people that have decided to take on a career that puts them in harm’s way every second of every day… People that leave the house every day knowing they might not make it home… People that have a family of their own but are willing to risk that to help families that they don’t even know. It takes a special kind of person to do that… I think of myself as a pretty thoughtful person… but until today I don’t know that I have put a lot of thought into it… Sure I always knew being an officer can be dangerous… but I haven’t really thought about what it means… every second… of every day.

This isn’t political… It’s not a race thing… this is just an honest statement… We have to do better… And I mean that in every possible way… we have to treat people better… raise our kids better… handle ourselves better… work together better… just overall DO BETTER AS HUMAN BEINGS… I know there are so many factors that go into these kind of things… I do… but break it down to the lowest common denominator… as a whole, we must do better… when do we say enough is enough?

Like I said… there is a lot that goes into these kind of problems… and that conversation is for a different day… For now, I sit here thinking of all of my friends that leave for work every morning and night, put on a badge, and have sworn to protect and serve us… I am thinking of the two heroes we lost for no good reason… I am thinking of the families and friends of those heroes that now only have memories…

I ask that you remember the way you feel about them today and try to keep that feeling every day… and because there is no way you can hear it enough… I say Thank You…

-BRIAN