To Honuor Our Police Officers

Monday Apr 30th, 2018


National Police Week—May 13-19

A Cop on the Take

First he takes…the oath.  Here’s what else he takes:

He takes…it in stride when people call him “pig.”

He takes…his low paycheck, realizing he’ll never be rich.

He takes…a second job sometimes to make ends meet and support his family.

He takes…time to stop and talk to children.

He takes…your verbal abuse while giving you a ticket you really deserved.

He takes…on creeps you would be afraid to even look at.

He takes…time away from his family to keep you safe.

He takes…your injured child to the hospital.

He takes…the graveyard shift without complaint because it’s his turn.

He takes…time to explain why both your headlights have to work.

He takes…criminals to jail.

He takes…in sights that would make you cry. 

He takes…time to explain to his family why he can’t make the ball game his child is in, and why he has to work on the holiday when other parents are off.

He takes…his life into his hands daily.

Sometimes…he takes a bullet.

And if he’s lucky…he takes retirement.


Mark McCutcheon May 9, 2018
I was a cop for thirty years in Toronto. Thank you for the Cop on the Take. They are all true. Thank You
Bev MacLean May 9, 2018
My husband was a police officer in Toronto for 25 years and I understand all the hard work they do.

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