“I was walking my beat, and thinking about my pension payoff when I had an epiphany. I just stopped in my tracks and thought, if there were no criminals or people in trouble, I’d be out of a job. I just thought to myself, this is incredible, because nothing happened up until 3pm when I was called to a robbery at a Brooklyn bodega. I was so relieved about the incident and my colleagues and I arrested the robber. Jeez, I had a big smile on my face, as I started shooting the tires from the getaway car, phew, and after we caught the robber, I thanked him,” Officer Dean Gonzalez revealed to local TV news networks.
Many cops are glad that there is crime because if there was none, they’d be out of a job.
This feeling of uselessness without crime seems to afflict many cops from all over the country and the world.
Julius Marquez, an LAPD officer, said: “I don’t know what I’d do without crime. I really can’t do anything else apart from being a cop. I’d probably be unemployed or on Skid Row. Hell, I’d probably be tempted to commit crimes myself so at least some officers could keep their job.”