Whilst we continue to hear (in some sections of the mainstream media) about the ‘news’ stories which are spun in order to show the police in a bad light, the general public continues to show their support for the police in their own unique way and highly appreciated way.
And whilst there are still some numpties out there who, as an example, still insist on calling 999 to complain about the noise being generated from a police helicopter DARING to track down suspects in the middle of the night, it’s small gestures such as buying police officers (and other emergency services personnel) coffees which go a long, long way.
Two days ago, officers from @Tri_Force Police shared a tweet thanking an anonymous member of the public who kindly decided to pay for their Costa Coffees.
The Tweet said:
‘Queuing to pay for coffee at the
‘At the pay
‘Huge thanks to the unknown kind person.
‘You made our night’
The member of the public who made this wonderful gesture, didn’t even hang around to be thanked by the officers.
Instead, he/she must have just driven away with the satisfaction of knowing that he/she brought a smile to the faces of the officers who were on the other end of his/her kindness.
To my former colleagues who are on the thin blue line, I say this:
Despite the usual suspects from within the mainstream media, peddling stories which try to paint you in a negative light, one of the things I have learnt since setting up Emergency Services News is that the vast majority of the public DO really appreciate the work you do.
This gesture, in particular, made by an anonymous member of the public, shows that there are many people out there who have an enormous amount of respect for the men and women who hold the extremely thin blue line.
Whenever I read negative stories about the police, I always picture in my mind an office-based keyboard warrior who, at the first sign of being confronted by someone with a knife or a gun, would simply just wet their pants.
Thus, the words which I then read which have been typed by such a person when speaking badly about the police, have zero meaning whatsoever.
To anyone who has ever made a kind gesture towards the emergency services then I say THANK YOU!
You might think, at the time, that the gesture you are making is a small one but believe me, it will go a long long way and will be remembered by my colleagues for a long, long time!
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