Doing our best for others is in fact one of the few laws of my religious beliefs: Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
This writing is not about those who have gone astray. Rather, it is about me and you. Have we taken every opportunity to throw a life preserver to a fellow cop in a time of need? I admit: I have not. I am working hard to be a better listener with both my ears and my heart. This writing is simply an attempt to provoke a moment of self-examination. The choices you make thereafter are uniquely yours.
The generation gap; the expansion of personal space; the unfortunate pervasive demand for politically correct behavior have all contributed to isolation of the individual. We aren't there to help deal with problems when those problems are small. The problem festers and becomes something that controls and ultimately ruins lives.
We can do better.