There has been a lot of negative press about the police in recent years by the mainstream media. So, it can be easy to forget by some people that we have some of the best cops in the world.
America’s police is synonymous with American values unlike the policies of San Francisco and Baltimore but that’s another topic. Don’t just take our word for it. Here are five videos showing police officers from across the country defending our revered American values.
- Nevada Police Officer Pulls Over on Busy Highway to Protect American Flag
There are many instances of police officers going out of their way to protect the American flag from being desecrated.
In one scenario earlier this month, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Buratczuk pulled over on Interstate 15 after he spotted the Star-Spangled Banner on the side of the road. He took the flag to the local American Legion Lodge, where it will be retired in a flag burning ceremony.
Buratczuk’s action has been hailed by many, but he has downplayed any attempts to describe what he did as heroic. According to him, this is the third flag he has picked up on the street. He explained that it is important and the right thing to do.
“It’s not just a piece of fabric. It’s a symbol of our country. People have bled and died for that,” Buratczuk said. The Air Force veteran implored everyone to take a minute to think about the flag and what it represents. Just be thankful you are not living in Cuba or Greece!
- Wisconsin Officer Helps Speeding Student Tie His Necktie
When you are driving over the speed limit, and you see a police car tailing you, it is normal for your heart to skip a beat. This was probably the predicament of this University of Wisconsin student, but instead of a speeding ticket, he got the empathetic fatherly figure he needed at the moment.
Menomonie Police Officer Martin Folczyk spotted a car speeding down the road last year. When he caught up with the driver, he found out that it was a student who was late for a presentation and was struggling to figure out how to tie a necktie.
Folczyk decided to help him tie his necktie, and while at it asked the student to get his license and registration from the car. The lucky student got off with just a verbal warning. He later got invited to the station by the Menomonie police chief for a lesson on how to tie a necktie.
- Knoxville, Tennessee Police Officers Stop Man From Jumping Off Bridge
Risking our lives for others is one of the key American values that has made this country a beacon of hope and leadership across the world.
For many decades, young American men and women have traveled across the globe to fight despots and ensure that people can live freely. Earlier this year, Two Tennessee police officers reminded everyone that we do not only put ourselves at risk for foreigners, but also our own.
Knox Country Lieutenant Chris McCarter and Traffic unit officer Brian Rehg pulled a distressed man to safety after he attempted to jump off a bridge onto a busy highway. The officers were standing nearby when they saw the man about to jump to his death. This is when they intervened and not a moment too soon. Thankfully, they were able to catch him before he fell out of their reach. Another life saved by the police! Good thing to since committing suicide is a terrible sin.
- Denver Police Officer Confronts Armed Suspects and Continues Helping Bystanders After Getting Shot in the Leg
Forget about Spiderman and other fictional heroes. Cops, firefighters, and other first responders are the real heroes. Two Colorado officers demonstrated the dedication of the American police force after chasing down an armed suspect and protecting civilians – even after one of the officers got hit by a bullet.
Denver Police Officers Travis Lloyd and Sean Drew were driving down Colfax Avenue in June this year when someone notified them that an armed man had just robbed a convenience store and was getting away. The officers quickly got out of their car and started chasing the suspect, who immediately opened fire on them.
Officer Lloyd got hit in the leg during the shootout, but he was able to gun down the suspect. Despite getting shot, the officer stood his ground until he was notified that the suspect didn’t pose a threat anymore. Even then, he went around to help a bystander who was also shot by the suspect.
- Minnesota Police Officers Support 9-Year-Old Boy’s Lemonade Stand After His Money Gets Stolen
Supporting free enterprise is one of the American values that has remained unchanged since the days of the founding fathers of this great country. We encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship and efforts to build a free market, even if it is just a kid with a lemonade stand.
Earlier this year, Brooklyn Park, Minn. Police Officers lent their support to a 9-year-old boy after the $20 he earned from selling lemonade for two weeks was stolen by some older kids.
Gracen Newbauer was heartbroken after he was robbed. He called his dad, who prayed with him, and told him to call the police.
Even in his wildest dreams, Gracen was not expecting what happened when the officers showed up. Not only did they replace the $20 that was stolen, but the officers also patronized his lemonade business. Gracen lost $20 but earned $50 on the same day! But it didn’t end there – the officers continued to visit Gracen’s lemonade stand and buy from him days later.
Salute to the Cops!
Despite the attempts by some misguided people (mainly liberals – Al Sharpton, Michael Moore – who want to destroy our society) to vilify the police force, we know that our officers stand for American values. They live and breathe red, white, and blue! So, the next time you see police officers walking or driving down the street, show them the respect that they deserve. Hats off to these brave men and women!