P1 First Person: To the disabled police officer: 'You are not alone'
By PoliceOne Member Nick Dial
I graduated the police academy in January of 2006. It had been a live in academy, requiring that you stay five days a week with your weekends off. I was a newlywed and faced the challenges of being away from my new wife for eighteen weeks five days a week. This however was worth the sacrifice, I had been ecstatic when I found I had been selected for hire by a local Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy, and my wife had nothing but support for my career to be.