last week i had the amazing privilege of photographing a police explorers training event involving departments from all across the state.
words cannot express how thankful i am to those in law enforcement who have sacrificed their time/lives/minds to the cause of keeping our nation a place of freedom. i know i take those freedoms for granted on a daily basis. shooting this event was humbling for me as i stared into the faces of a new generation of young people who are passionate about protecting our freedoms as American citizens.
"Somewhere a cop is being yelled at for taking too long to get there; trying to save the life of a total stranger; holding his bladder because his MDT just went off; starving because he missed a meal; having to keep a stone face at an accident scene where there's 2 dead kids; and now its 4 am, and he's missing HIS family while taking care of YOURS."