Earlier today, I received a visit from some police officers because a concerned friend of mine called them due to her worries that I was going to kill myself yet again.  The officer entered my home and asked if I had taken any pills or drank any alcoholic beverages but I didn’t do that.  What had happened was after laying out the pills and pouring a cup of wine, I decided to pray to my grandmother and she told me that everything will be okay and that I still was too young and had too many lives to help.  I decided to put away the pills and pour the drink down the drain and while I was sitting at my gaming laptop, that was when the officer pounded at my door.

When he entered, he seemed very kind and very professional.  He asked for my driver’s license and asked if I had any weapons, which I don’t own.  One of his colleagues showed up and I went into his squad car and he simply talked to me and we connected because he is also in a master’s degree program and was trying to improve his situation in life.  We talked some more and he took down some facts about me and my own life before the clinical therapist arrived; of an important note is that I called to have the therapist there because I knew that I needed someone to talk to.

The talk lasted about five minutes and she decided that I was fine and that she was only worried about me becoming suicidal again and she gave me several 800 numbers to call in case of a crisis or an emergency.  I eventually needed those numbers because I was having suicidal thoughts about an hour later and it was of great help to me.  I wrote this story to show that there are still good cops as I have had nothing but pleasant interactions with police officers all my days thus far.  Let this story show that there are still compassionate law enforcement who want to help others while this society continues to crumble from a lack of compassion for their fellow man.  We are often led astray by the stories and media covered attacks by officers who abuse their powers through the use of extra force and police brutality; let’s not forget the 95% who are actually doing their jobs to protect and serve the public.

Published by Henry Graves