In a society where police are constantly getting a bad rap for abuse of power or misconduct, New Jersey father Brian Cadigan wanted to make it a point to praise one officer in particular who went far beyond his call of duty to bless his daughter.
“You always hear about how bad the police are, how they treated you like dirt, how they are on a power trip,” Cadigan wrote on Facebook. “Yes I am sure there are some bad apples, but most of them are just doing their jobs, they deal with the worst of society every day and have to keep going back [every day] and deal with it all over again. They risk their lives each day just to do their job, of trying to enforce the laws that they didn’t make.”
Cadigan continued to explain that most police are merely “humans” who are doing the best they can to navigate stressful and dangerous situations to protect their communities. They are people with feelings, families, and lives just like the rest of us, and many of them have the biggest of hearts for those they serve.
And no officer could have exemplified that better than the man who his pregnant daughter recently waited on at their local diner.