For a while now, somethings bugged me. Dwelling on recent events, and how some guys dont act when its their job to intervene, to safeguard those we serve.
Fear is natural, it keeps you sharp. No one is truly fearless, to state so is either blind bravado or ignorance. Only those who acknowledge fear, but choose to overcome it. Those are the men and women who truly value and know, exactly what it is, to serve others. If youre to afraid to step forward when that moment of need comes, you can never be counted. And thats when you as a coward, should know, to step away. How you train determines effectiveness when applied. Education is paramount, it will trickle into all you do, determining rate of survivability. Your mindset each day, determines and dictates the outcome.
I watched Sheriff Scott Israel, deflecting responsibility for his own guys, making excuses. Nervous and seedy. Def NOT, MY brother. Def not a real hardliner. Disgusted with him. If his guys display cowardice, often times thats learned from a point of leadership. I question how relevant and capable he is, as well qualified, to lead. Much less wear the uniform and carry that gun and tin.
Train hard. If the moment ever comes where you must lay your life down, you want to know you were as well learned and capable as possible, as fit as possible. That you love your spouse and children fully, that you never left a moment of regret lingering. Or words unsaid.