Law enforcement is a different world, a vastly different world from that in which most of our citizens live. We live in a different world because we choose to see things that most others would rather look away from, and we choose to walk toward what others would run from and pretend does not exist.
Being a warrior is a far different life from any other you could choose. While not morally superior to any other life, it is one that will require more out of you than most are willing to give.
If you think that you have an interest in becoming one of us, then the first thing you have to do is open your eyes. Society teaches us that it is preferable to pretend to not see things than to stand up for what is right. But you will never know what is right until you learn to see things as they are and seek the truth. One of the best ways of doing this is by reading stories that warriors have written down for us. Their experiences can give us insight into the challenges faced and lessons learned.
Learning is essential and it is said that a fool never learns, a smart man learns from his own mistakes and a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.
Let me start you off with a piece from a book. A book that should be required reading for anyone thinking that they might be interested in law enforcement or the military. This book is by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and this section talks about Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs. If you are interested, follow the link below and begin delving into the world of the Sheepdogs…