Why be a Cop?

By Dan Frei, President
Madison Professional Police Officers Association
These days it isn’t hard to feel like we are under attack. We have experienced the demonization of public employees in general by those that have bought into the myth that our benefits have somehow been at the expense of private employees who experienced losses, ignoring facts such as when the private sector was doing great they willingly traded high wages for the lack of benefits while public employees often did the opposite.

Our reputations are being attacked. In the aftermath of an officer involved-shooting in Ferguson Missouri, a day doesn’t go by without a story in the media that seems to start with the premise that the … Continue reading