See, read, and consider the points in this article entitled: Why we are warriors, guardians and ambassadors.
Let’s keep this brief.
Self-identify yourself as whatever you’d like…Guardian, Protector, Ambassador, Warrior, as long as what you DO (which is far more significant than what you say) includes:
Gladdening the heart of human beings (this can be achieved in innumerable ways),
Feeding the hungry (be as literal and figurative as you can),
Helping the afflicted (be as creative as you can),
Lightening the sorrow of the sorrowful (just do it!), and
Removing the sufferings of the injured (these can be removed in innumerable ways).
And for those who may be wondering, no, one need not sacrifice Officer Safety or Tactical Efficiency to accomplish these elements of Ethical Protection. If you believe that treating all persons with dignity and respect means also that you cannot practice the very best in Officer Safety and Tactical Efficiency, then your training program is not sophisticated enough. It is then time to reinvent your wheel.
Ego is the enemy.
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Thanks for this post Robert. Very appropriate that it ended very powerfully with the ego. Indeed the ego can be the undoing of the very best of our intention and action.
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I totally agree with how you framed the ego. It is indeed the downfall of much in law enforcement.
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