"Those Who Serve

Blue, Brown, Green, and Tan,
These are the colors we associate with a policeman.
Up in the morning for work it is time,
The job is calling to protect the thin blue line.

The badge goes on after the vest,
Vowing to yourself to do your best.
On the street they test your nerve,
Because they don't trust those who serve.

You say to yourself "OH NO not again",
As you listen to the next call coming in.
"OFFICER DOWN!" are the words that are said,
It continues to echo inside your head.

Adrenaline rushing, your heart is pounding,
You rush to the scene, emotions mounting.
Exiting your car as fast as you dared,
Your friend looks up and says "Don't be scared",

The final words said from him,
"It's alright to cry because I know you will remember."

Written by

Tim Bane

Jefferson (MO) County Sheriff's Office

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved

and may not be duplicated without permission.

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