A COPS LIFE
A man once asked me, besides the tickets and the donuts,
Whats it like being a cop?
As I forgave him for his ignorance, years and years of
Spun round and round in my head
And the only answer I could give him
came out in a collage of single words
That any cop would understand.
Academy. Badge. Rookie. Patrol.
Honor. Valor. Bravery.
Drunks. Bar fights. Car chases. Foot chases.
Felons. Perverts. Cop haters. Cop killers.
Marijuana. Cocaine. Meth labs.
Battered wives. Abused children.
Murders. Suicides. Accidents. Fatalities.
Mental patients. Dirty needles. Dirty trailers.
Deep nights. Weekends. Overtime.
Marriage. Kids. Divorce. Marriage.
Promotions. Demotions. Politics.
Good cops. Bad cops. Funerals.
Gray hair. Wrinkles. Years.
Blood. Sweat. Tears.
Live it. Love it. Hate it.
-A cops life.
Andrew G. Hawkes
Sergeant Andrew G. Hawkes is a
17 year veteran of law enforcement. He is currently a sergeant with the Rockwall
County Sheriff’s Office (Texas). Sergeant Andrew G. Hawkes is the author
of Secrets of Successful Highway Interdiction. According to Sergeant Andrew G. Hawkes, “After 17 years of highway drug interdiction,
500 felony arrests, 5,100 pounds in drug seizures, and over $20 million (drugs, cash and vehicles), I have learned a lot of
drug-busting techniques that I want to share with you.” His book, Secrets of Successful Highway Interdiction, contains eleven chapters
on Highway Drug Interdiction.