Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.
No matter what we think about law enforcement in general and officers in particular, I think we would all agree it’s not an easy job. Split-second life and death decisions. Officers have the responsibility to serve and protect all citizens. They do this while dealing with those bent on breaking the law without regard for the lives or safety of others. Citizens want their property and families protected by “perfect” officers who never make mistakes and always know who is “innocent” and telling the truth. Unfortunately, since we are human beings, no such person exists. They could use our help. Adopt-a-Cop is a good place to start. So how do you get involved?