William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?
Our injured federal officers are humble, honorable Americans who sacrificed to serve our great nation. Yet certain members of the Senate opt to ignore the sacrifice of these men and women, and now attack their means to survive.
Perhaps the most significant factor in an officer's ability to recover from a shooting incident is the level of support offered to him by his department. Departments that provide post-shooting support and advocate for their officers in the media and with health care providers are more likely to benefit from their actions in the long run.
Abraham Lincoln spoke of the willingness to fight and die for others as "the last full measure of devotion." Officers who agree to have their organs donated upon death exemplify that devotion.