You know we are the ones who protect those we care about. We are the Airmen who keep danger away. We are the badass Airmen who will face anything down. People see us as heroes or someone invincible and yeah we think sometimes we are invincible. But we're human just like everybody else.
Last night there was a tragedy in our team and it's hard and it hurts us, deeply. Bad things do happen. I just ask that y'all pray for my team, healing and recovery, and the pain we are going through tonight. And I have a message for those who think it's okay to drink and drive.
We got families, our families travel so far to see us while we're in training. We don't get to see our families everyday! How dare you think it's okay to drink and drive, then take lives or injure someone then run like a coward. We fight to defend and protect "YOU" and you get out here and destroy what we try so hard to love and protect. Justice comes no matter how far you try to run.
Drink responsibly, designated driver, a ride home or don't drink at all. Simple as that.
That big boy is DL #11 Deputy Heeney of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (@sanbernardinocountysheriff)! Deputy Heeney had a big day Saturday afternoon and is looking forward to an even bigger 2018 season. #WeAreEnforcersFootball
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Photo credit 📸: @stevevas29
Sunday gun day, it’s important to make time for training and keeping yourself on top of your game at all times. In this line of work you never know when your going to be challenged on your skills. -
When that day comes, and it will, how prepared will you be? Remember the oath you took to protect and serve. You owe it to your family and the community to put in the work.
I’ve seen the worst humankind has to offer. On the flip side of that, I’ve seen it’s best too. I’ve had many fruitful discussions in days past about the mass shooting that occurred in Florida. What should we do? Arm teachers? Metal detectors? More laws? My answer....do something and stop talking. It starts with words but ends in action. There isn’t one large band aid that will fix this. It’s ingrained in our culture and it needs to be fettered out at the roots.
I try to stay away from posting pictures of me at my day job. That’s not what this endeavor is about. But, today I want to show that I (we) have “been there”. This picture was taken at the Baltimore Harbor April 27th, 2015. About 20 minutes before Baltimore descended into chaos. For 18+ hours we, the blue family, saved lives and held the line. We are not politicians. We don’t try to be. We don’t know all the answers nor do we claim to. What we will do is tell you how it is, according to us, based on us living it.
We are not “experts”, but neither was John Glen on space when he became the first human to orbit the Earth. Who would you believe more if you asked what space was like? The man in the ivory tower or the one that lived it?