Sara's Column: Stories of Heroes Behind the Badge should be told

I was glad to see that the filmmakers of Heroes Behind the Badge decided to make a second installment of their documentary.
Apr 11, 2014
Sara McManamy-Johnson

I was glad to see that the filmmakers of Heroes Behind the Badge decided to make a second installment of their documentary. 

For anyone not familiar with the film, it tells the stories of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. 

Those are stories that need to be told and heard. 

I know I’ve said this before, but I think it bears repeating: I think police officers get a bum rap a lot of the time. We don’t often get the warm fuzzies when we’re watching them write us a $100-plus traffic ticket, so we don’t tend to think about what they do for us. 

But I don’t want to think about a society without them. They put themselves in harm’s way every day to try to keep us out of it.

They’re the ones who’ll likely have to face down those guns or knives that made it into the wrong hands around town. 

And sometimes it costs them their lives and their families their loved ones.  

And sometimes we need to be reminded of that. 

Sara McManamy-Johnson is the digital content director for The Lebanon Democrat and Wilson County News. Email her at sjohnson@lebanondemocrat.com or follow her on Twitter @wilsoncoreports.

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