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Retired Cop Writes Brutally Honest Open Letter, Gives Anti-Cop Protestors A Piece Of Her Mind

With all the criticism of the police these days, it's easy for people to forget one simple fact: they're the good guys. One ex-police woman wrote a post on Facebook about what her life was like for 17 years on the job. She also wants people to know that there was something she never did.

Merri McGregor posted a photo of herself at age 21, dressed in her police uniform and ready to head out to her first night on the job. The proud young recent police academy graduate was positively beaming. She claims she had no idea what she was in for.

"The next 17 years would bring plenty of shed blood, black eyes, torn ligaments, stab wounds, stitches, funerals, a head injury, permanent and irreparable nerve damage, 5 ruptured discs, some charming PTSD and depression issues and a whole lot of heartache," she said.

McGregor wrote about how she missed holidays, birthdays and had to give up pricey concert tickets at the last minute due to a late call. She wrote about times when bullets whizzed inches past her ear, when she spent hours laying in wet grass, and how she once ‘peeled a dead, burned baby from the front of my uniform shirt.’ She’s felt the satisfaction of catching a serial rapist, and the anguish of losing a partner.

She tells everyone what it’s like being a police officer: “Smells, pictures, sounds and sights are burned and engrained into our minds...things we can never forget, no matter how hard we try; things that haunt our sleep at night and our thoughts during the day; things that we volunteered to deal with so that you don't have to. Things I don't want my sister, little cousins or YOU to even have to KNOW about.”

“I never once went to work thinking, 'I'm gonna beat someone tonight.'; 'Hmmm...I think I'm gonna kill someone tonight.'” McGregor said. “I DID, however, go to work every night, knowing that I was going to do the best I could to keep good people safe, even if that meant that I died doing so.”

McGregor concludes her touching post by reminding everyone that cops are human. They get scared, and they make mistakes, but the vast majority of them spend their lives trying to protect and serve the public, not kill people.

Source: Mad World News
Photo: Facebook/Merri McGregor

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