My dad was a police officer, granted in another state, and in a different time. He got passed up for promotions by not meeting the monthly quota for writing traffic tickets. He was the department negotiator that they sent in for emergency situations. At the time he was the only officer on the force with a Master's degree. He was very much a people person. Growing up, I remember strangers stopping us and saying they appreciated how kind and fair he was when he dealt with them or their family members for traffic violations, domestic abuse calls, emergency situations, etc. I know very much a handful tarnishes everything. I also know we are in very different times now. I just get tired of hearing all cops are bad people because I know that is not true.