In the news business, we sometimes hear from people complaining about police misdeeds or arrogance. When cops get arrested we report those stories, so we know some police have faults.
But there is one facet of police work that some people tend to forget.
That is, there are few jobs in which a wife, for example, has in the back of her mind the possibility that her husband may not come home alive.This reality is evident in Heroes Behind the Badge, a 90-minute documentary about cops hurt or killed on duty. It has become mandatory for all Texas police academy classes.
It's first Dallas/Fort Worth screening is Saturday at Harvest Church in Watauga, and the public is invited.
"Not even the most cynical cop or the most callused civilian can walk away without being moved by these stories," the film's producer said.
See a promo for the film (below), but also read a report about it by Domingo Ramirez Jr.
-- Bill Miller