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The Boogie Man Is My Friend: Behind The Shield

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    Kathryn Loving (Author), Lana Wright (Editor)

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Many people have asked me over the years if being a police officer was difficult. I guess at times it was, but I didn't think of it that way. It became a part of me, who I had become. During my career in law enforcement I think my response may have evolved over the years to a description of 'police work is automatic.' The latter answer made me pause and think once it spewed of arrogance which was not the meaning I intended. The old man who had asked me the familiar question was puzzled. I guess I had been doing it for so many years that the work had become automatic, but not as a negative connotation. The man was the last person to hear that explanation. That was my last day of work. To me, automatic meant it was a part of me- it was who I was (in true Popeye speak). Once something is a part of you, you don't have to analyze everything or evaluate each step of the challenges you faced as an officer. You reacted in a natural way with ease and you gave quick responses and intelligent solutions. After I finished police work, I was still posed that question. People are curious by nature of the profession. I began to answer those questions with, 'It was perfect for me. I like to help people.' It was a somewhat indirect answer to a direct question. As the years wore on, the more deviant a person was in a case, the more he or she fascinated me. The more bizarre, the more I wanted to be on scene. Extraordinary became the new ordinary. Police work truly is the front row seat to pure entertainment and I bathed in it. I wrote down all those events-some ordinary, some not so. What does that mean since my definition of ordinary might not be the norm? In fact, your extraordinary may be my ordinary. I guess you will have to read the book to find out.
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