"A security officer was dead and lying in a pool of blood, when a boy and his father watched the scene. The boy asks his father: “Who is this man who is killed?” “I do not know, son, I just know, that he was a security officer.”

The young boy approached a person who was dressed in a beautiful uniform different from the others, very elegant. It was the commander of the unit where the security officer worked. The boy took his hand and asked: “Could I know what a security officer is?”

The officer responded in a trembling voice and his eyes were full of tears: “A security officer is a person who sleeps less than many people, passes cold, sun, rain, hunger. And there are times that he/she has no holiday days, Christmas, New Year and many other important moments. He/she is far away from the family, their children when they are sick, or their husband/wife as well as their parents and siblings. A security officer receives insults, physical assaults, they cry, suffer, spend thousands of scares and many more things that happen to them in their line of duty. But when he leaves for his job, very early, he does not know if he will return home alive. This is part of what a security officer is.”

Suddenly he heard the sound of a phone that rang in the pocket of the deceased. The officer left the child for a moment to take the cell phone. When he saw it, he realized that it was his home.

He saw that it was a message, and in a very low voice he read:
Hello Daddy, I took my mother's cell phone to write this message:
“I want to congratulate you for your birthday. I look forward to give you your present because it has been two days that you cannot be at home. So today we will cut the cake. Today we will be together as a family. I love you dad, you're my super dad. A kiss xxxxx .... I'll wait for you at home.”

Such is the life of a "security officer." Whatever their unit, whether operational or administrative. If you can, spread this message so that people, instead of criticizing, value the effort of a security officer, If you have a family member or friend who is a security officer, thank him/her. May God bless all the security officers in the world."??

Happy security officers day. 11/01/2018


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