|| I am soon to be 48 and medically a retired officer from my local Sheriff's office due to being injured while on duty in 2006. I loved everyday getting up putting on the uniform and going and serving the people for there is so much more than just protecting. I love everyone good and bad. Recently divorced a little over a month. It hasn't been easy but I have made it through with God's help for people will let you down a lot of times, but keeping my faith in God is what helps me through. I spent most my life taking care of my disabled mother until she passed away 2/7/2012 she was not just a mother she was my best friend. I started working when I was 14 just to help put food on the table, and I was happy to do so. I never got to do the stuff that other kids did I never got to a prom or to have a graduation, but never once did I regret it. Some say I sacrificed so much yet to me I sacrificed nothing for I was happy to do it and if I had to do it over I would do the same thing. I saw my mother sacrifice so much for my sister and I. She was truly and angel here on earth, and now and angel in heaven. She raised me to love and respect all people to treat all the way you want to be treated. She always said you always love as God tells us to you love everyone, and you treat everyone with love and respect at all times.She always told me to always give my all, and to always be willing to help any way you can. That is why I fight everyday to get better, for I refuse to give up.