Dear Officer, I want you to know that I see you.
I see you choose the booth in the restaurant that allows you to have your back against the wall.
I see you walking to your next traffic stop while you hope that it isn't your last.
I see you pulled over, two hours past your shift, as you finish your reports under a street light.
I see you as you direct traffic in the scorching heat, the gusting snow, and the downpour of rain.
I see you as you watch mainstream media crucify your character while minimizing your cause.
I see that you are tired. I see that you are frustrated and misunderstood.
I see that you are hurting as the world watches you bury your brothers and sisters that died because they were guilty of one thing; wearing a uniform with a badge. I see you.
I see that you are flesh and bones just like me. I see that you are a human being who has a heart that beats for your calling to serve and protect.
I see your cause and I want you to know that I appreciate it.
Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They've got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.