May 25th, 2011

With a wider perspective

Posted in The Job - General by 200

In my earlier days in the job I used to travel a lot. I went on various exchange trips to various countries & got to experience a little of what policing was like where they did it.

The enduring thing which struck me time and again was that no matter that the differences in training, procedures or society, policing was pretty similar wherever you went.

We are always moaning that a policeman’s lot is not a happy one. People were doing it the day I joined the job 32 years ago & they’ll be doing it long after this blog has stopped and I;cve shuffled off this mortal coil. But we really have nothing to moan about when you look at the lives of some police officers from further afield.

This week Maoist rebels in India attacked & killed nine police officers in Raipur. The officers were searching for terrorists and were returning to their base when they were ambushed. The terrorists them mutilated their bodies.

It puts complaining about a pay drop in perspective.

Rest in peace.

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