5 rules for a retired officer
I’ve been retired for over 15 years, and have absolutely no regrets of leaving the job. I served for 30 years with two departments and served both well.
I'm a veteran of the street. The profession was troublesome at times and very rewarding as well. We wear blue, gray, green, and brown — uniforms of every style, with different designs on our badges and patches.
It is a profession like no other. We answer the call when everyone else is bailing out a door. We are the night riders who protect the folks who sleep peacefully in their beds.
So what happens to us when we separate from that profession and move back into civilian life?