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P1 First Person: Have a tune to keep you safe and alive


By Rich Von Voigt
PoliceOne Member

When I was a young officer working in New York City, I heard a song by Kenny Rogers entitled ‘The Gambler.’

I liked the song for its content and how it kind of applied to my career as a street cop. So I thought I would share my song and how it worked for me over my 30-year career. It actually kept me out of trouble a few times.

The song lyrics went like this.

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