A blog post written last year has recently gone viral. The wife of a police officer offers her apologies to all of America for her inability to care about the people in the community her husband serves. Do you support her stance on this topic of debate that grips our nation in a violent storm of protests?
Melissa Littles, a blog post writer for Uniformstories.com, has a knack for saying what all the wives of police officer’s must be thinking. She recently shared her blog from May of last year seeing it necessary to reiterate what she has already said before. She is sorry that her husband does not care if people appreciate him or not. She is sorry because she doesn’t share the same noble cause and lack of care.
“You see my husband took an oath to be committed to you and your safety, regardless of whether or not that takes him from me. I never took that oath, and I’m beginning to wonder if you’re worth it. As I said, he’s better than me.”
Littles writes about her malcontent with the current American notion that police are brutal savages and the object of current frustrations throughout the country. She vividly expresses her anger and fear that her husband one day might not come home through her apologetic stance.
“I’m sorry for resenting you when I have never met you. I am sorry for wishing my husband didn’t care about you the way he does.” Little pleads in her article, “I’m sorry for not being the person I used to be, but you have made it hard to keep caring about you more than the father of my children, my best friend, my partner in this life.”
All across the news stations we see images of protesters focusing their anger at a corrupt judicial system towards the police who have taken an oath – an oath that could mean their lives – to protect the citizens of their community at all costs. We faced these same troubled times last year as she continues in her apology.
“I’m sorry for seeing bricks and rocks and trashcans ablaze being hurled at officers on live television and wishing you ill will. I’m sorry for seeing credible threats of violence aimed at officers across this country and, in turn, feeling hatred towards you when I’ve never met you.”
In the closing of her blog, Littles sums up the fear and anxiety that must be felt by women married to officers all across the nation, “Luckily for you so many officers are just as my husband is – willing to stand up and honor that oath. I apologize, for they are better than me.”
I couldn’t imagine the fear of wondering about the future while watching my own significant other prepare to leave on an emergency assignment where they would face certain aggression, violence, serious harm and even death. I couldn’t imagine performing a dangerous job protecting those that wish me death. My respect goes out to all the officers across this nation and I offer my own apology, I am sorry that they hate you. You deserve more.
H/T [The Blaze]