Saturday, January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Having worked closely training these brave men and women, we know firsthand what a demanding, high-stress occupation it is.
Imagine the pressure. They protect our freedoms, property and lives 24 hours a day, seven days a week, risking serious injury so that other citizens may be safe. Their actions and decisions are scrutinized, even though they sometimes have only a moment to make them.
Police work places officers in extremely unpredictable and often dangerous situations. They are trained to expect the worst. In fact, at Oak Grove that’s exactly what we do. We create true-to-life training experiences that instill split-second decision-making and lifesaving skills.
This Saturday, January 9th is a day set aside to thank our nation’s approximately 780,000 police officers. These courageous men and women put on a badge each morning, never knowing when they go on duty if they’ll be put in harm’s way. In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement, it’s important that as citizens we show law enforcement officers that we recognize the difficult career they have chosen, in public service to us all.
Here’s what we’re doing and what you can do to show you appreciate and support law enforcement professionals.
- Change your profile picture on social media to the .jpg image provided at www.facebook.com/nationalcops.
- Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency.
- Share a story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media.
- Ask children in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement.
Most importantly, if you see a police officer, thank them for the important work they do.