They are constantly scanning for possibilities to be a better cop and be a better person. They look for ways to improve the lives of those they care about.
Real Cops epitomize a phrase etched on the marble walls of The Memorial,
It is not their deaths that made these officers heroes. Rather, it is how they lived.
The line between real cops and their plastic counterparts has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not they've been to Police Week. It has everything to do with how they live and what they stand for.
If you fall into the plastic group, please stay home. You won't understand. You will get in the way and you will perpetuate the myth that says Police Week is just a big party.
If you are a Real Cop you have earned a place of honor at Police Week. I hope and pray that you will be able to experience it at least once. You will carry its memory with you for the rest of your life. If you cannot be there, go in God's presence. Go and continue the good works of your truly fine and worthwhile life.
Be safe out there.