In his effort of further stressing the need for today’s law enforcement, the author of Rocks and Bottles has continued in the same vein by writing Always Remembered, Never Forgotten. It is a compilation of situations that he and other officers faced while working in law enforcement over a period of thirty years. When reading each of the incidents, it is hoped that you, the reader, will better appreciate the responsibilities shouldered by the men and women who represent their communities by wearing the badge.
He hopes to convey that while those in law enforcement have each accepted the responsibilities that accompany the job, they elected to do so freely as others have done before them. Each one of them recognize that each day they go to work, there will be perils, and for some, it could be the day that they’re asked to make the ultimate sacrifice. They must always be remembered and never forgotten.
Sadly, though, a culture has developed within today’s society that when hearing of an officer being killed in the line of duty, nothing is felt at all—no remorse, no sense of loss, nothing. Many identify the news as part of our everyday life and an accepted part of our culture—something that’s simply another news item.
The time has come for our society to come to its senses and realize that the only thing separating our civilization as we know it from falling into a state of anarchy is our law enforcement. We must never forget that these individuals who are willing to give their lives for us are people too. They’re not only numbers, but they’re also that segment of our society that, when needed in times of trouble, always responds to the call.