Family disturbances are sometimes underrated

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 7:08 am

As a police officer, a call about a family disturbance can mean many things from a verbal argument to a homicide. That’s why they’re considered one of the most dangerous calls – police officers have to be prepared for anything. One of the few times I had to draw my gun was at a family disturbance call. After threatening my partner with a weapon, I had no choice but to up the ante. In those moments, police officers become judge, jury and sometimes executioner. It’s not an enviable position. Remember that next time you see a cop. Be polite. You don’t know the day they’ve had.

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