Those who condemn or berate the police forget this. They forget that an officer who pulls them over for speeding is a parent, a grandparent, someone’s child, someone’s friend. They forget that the officer may be a military veteran, or maybe recently engaged or married, or may be pursuing a college degree. They forget the officer who cites them for running a stop sign may have just come back from a quick weekend family vacation because that is all there was time or money to do, or had to skip church in order to be on shift. They forget the officer has his or her own hopes, dreams, loves and interests.