Ever since my brother was killed in the line of duty serving as a police officer, everybody in the family has been devastated.
Our child especially took it hard because he was very close with his uncle.
He even took him out a few times even though we didn’t want our son to be in any danger. Things went just fine though and our son’s life was changed pretty much. He wanted to be out there in the community helping people and trying to save lives. There was no stopping him when he went to the police academy to train and become an official police officer. He did great work and it’s not like we ever doubted our child. We knew he could do anything that he put his mind to. He said while training to be an officer, it wasn’t easy, sort of like boot camp he supposed. He said they wouldn’t even have the AC system on when doing most of their training exercises. Apparently they did this thing called ‘making it rain’ where they would make everybody work so hard, the room would rain sweat. Hearing that made me feel kind of sick, thinking of that poor air quality with no air conditioning. I’m glad I never had to deal with anything like that myself and I appreciate my climate control system immensely. That’s why I take care of the HVAC with regular maintenance and air filter changes. So now our son serves the community regularly, and we worry about him all the time even though he always says he’s careful.