are someone’s Grandfather, father, son
are bravery, strength, and honor.
are fearless, fierce, and compassionate
you, we are hopeless.
you lay your life on the line to protect us from the flames, rescue us from
say you're crazy, running into a burning building, but will they ever know what
it feels like to find that child, to save a life from the clutches of that fiery
are someone's grandmother, mother, daughter.
are our firefighters, our sons, our daughters, OUR HEROES
You are a father, a son, a mother, a daughter, a lover.
You speak law, common sense, truth.
You posses strength, intelligence, bravery, sincerity, integrity.
You see violence, abandonment, neglect, injustice, blood, death.
You hear thanklessness, obscenity, thoughtlessness, hatred.
You feel disrespected, unheard, underpaid, unimportant, useless.
You get yelled at, spat at, hit upon, stabbed, shot and killed.
To most of them you're "pigs", "fuzz", "po
You are Law Enforcement.
You are my best-friend, my lover, my colleague, my brother, my
My respect, my concerns, my heart, my soul, my thoughts, my worries,
my prayers are with you.
When you see, hear, feel and experience the blunt realities of
your world, know I care.
You may have faults, but there are people like me Who will always
I will be there for you, when you need me.
Just as you are there when I need you...
message from Shannan Ellington