Teddy Roosevelt was an optimist who believed that greatness was achievable when a person puts forth their maximum effort. He was also once the Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department.
The best Deputies are constantly learning, training, and improving themselves. They challenge themselves to be better today than they were yesterday, gathering experience and applying its lessons as they continue their careers.
The best Deputies will take all that knowledge and bring it to every shift they work.
It's very easy to look at the uphill slog that is modern American Law Enforcement-with a revolving door justice system that routinely allows criminals to return to the street with little to no penalty for their previous offenses, and governing bodies that pass laws decriminalizing everything from theft to narcotics-and lose all meaningful motivation.
Practically everyone in law enforcement has had one-or more-of those days.
This is why it's important for the Deputies, the Sheriff's Office Staff and also the People we serve to actively remember "why"? Why did we get into law enforcement work to begin? We all need to remind ourselves on a daily basis the real reason and not listen to those who say otherwise.
Every day as we are putting on our body armor, we also remember to armor ourselves with revived and renewed motivation to do what is right and what was it that we wanted to accomplish the day we took our oath.