For two years, I was a duty officer, sometimes called a watch officer. We’re not flashing by you in screaming siren or lights streaming in the darkness alerting you to our presence. We stand watch in operations centers across the city, county, state and country, manning our areas 24/7/365 days a year. When disaster strikes, a fire burns, an avalanche comes, someone goes missing, adult, an Alzheimer’s patient, a boy or girl child, a robbery, a burglary, a thief or rapist in the night, these are the folk that answer your call of distress. It’s rare for someone to realize how protected they are until you need us. I haven’t even mentioned the Red Cross volunteers who are on standby to come when your life turns inside out and upside down or your neighbors who spend hours training as a volunteer for that one moment you might need them. Think of those standing silent watch so that you don’t have to.
Love and honor to those who do ~ HuntMode