“Study me as much as you like,
you will not know me,
For I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be.
Put yourself behind my eyes,
and see me as I see myself.
For I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.”
(Maulana Jalaludin Rumi)
The higher purpose of a Police Officer’s life and commitment to serve and protect with a
warrior mentality has never been fully understood by us. The Police Officer will fight, injure, kill and even sacrifice his/her own life for the defense of the citizens, even if to save just one person. Sadly, after so many sacrifices the Police Officer remains unwelcomed and removes himself from the society of people. Though selflessly interjected into the world of violence, he does not hope for a reward, recognition or inclusion.
Searching for the criminals who harm the
innocent, Personal sacrifice, and upholding social harmony are the Police Officer’s sense of contentment. Loneliness, Exclusion, and Misunderstanding are the Police Officer’s sacrifices. He continues in his noble purpose of protecting us for that is his honorable mission.
© Samina Iqbal 2013
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