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I believe... (a police poem)

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line

By Daniel DuRan, PoliceOne Member

I believe in my badge
I believe in the weight of the gun I carry
I believe in the 5am smell, after a rain storm and the city is truly ours as night gives way to day
I believe in the kiss I give my family before I walk out the door
I believe in the kisses I'm given when I return home
I believe in the talks with my crew about nothing that means everything
I believe in the fear that over takes me every time I get out of my car or walk into a house that is not my own
I believe in the fear of the unknown
I believe in the power to overcome my fear and go forward
I believe in good
I believe in evil
I believe in my community
I believe I am a cop

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