Policing is an honorable calling and I was blessed to be a part the law enforcement family for twenty-five years. Cops aren’t perfect, but to uphold the values of our profession we should always strive to be worthy of the badge. Today our ideals and principles are more important than ever. We’ll talk about issues relating to policing and the communities we serve. This is a no hate zone, but we may ruffle some feathers. I challenge all of us, cops and citizens, to listen to one another. Our individual experiences and truths may be difficult to understand, but we have to try.