‘A Note from a Police olOfficer’

‘A Note from a Police olOfficer’

The events in London and Manchester over the last few months has been gut wrenching. I’ve watched the events unfold with a tears in my eyes. But I put the uniform on and I got out there. I may not have been at the scenes, but if ever called to I’d do the same as all those brave officers that were. All the emergency service personnel would and I’m sure feel the same.
But I wanted to shed some light on some of the unsung heroes that have been there for us over these events. This a Thank You to the members of public that restore our faith and reassure us that we are doing the job we signed up for.
Yesterday I was on a road closure at London Bridge. The people coming up to us, shaking our hands, saying thank you was amazing. The food members of public brought us was heart warming, people waving and just smiling at us. It makes such a difference. There was a charity that was there from before I started to very late, they where out of this world. Teas, coffees, soft drinks, snacks and even a BBQ! Rapid Relief Team, they were amazing. www.rapidreliefteam.org look them up. They served about 1000 meals to all the emergency services yesterday, and they were going back at 5am today to make sure everyone got breakfast. All volunteers, no breaks, all free.
Thank you to the shops that were being out food and drinks. The man that brought us boxes of fruits.
Everyday we put on the uniforms, we go out to look after you, it’s amazing to know that you want to look after us too. I was talking to a friend and colleague and he summed it up nicely I think
“Yeah cos we don’t see these people every day. We have no need or reason to. We only see and deal with bad people. These are the people I signed up to protect and serve”
So, from the bottom of my heart, and from all of us, Thank you. You do us proud.