Not everyone’s cut out to be a peace officer. Public safety careers can be more than challenging, and it takes a particular type of person to go out and try and make the world a better place.

Life on the job can be harrowing, terrifying, infuriating and even soul-crushing.

It can also be thrilling, rewarding, and satisfying.

When you give 40 years of your life to serve and protect you go through a lot. You’ll probably have made a few enemies as well as friends.

And even though it’s time to go- time to enjoy the fruits of all that hard work with a well-deserved retirement, it doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye to colleagues, friends and the job.


Hats off to Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Mark Gilberg.