Jul 30, 2021
Today I got the privilege of speaking with LA County Sherriff's Deputy, Warren Asmus. From this hour with him I learned many things about the men and women in blue (or tan in his case). First thing is that every cop has plenty of cool stories along the lines of Chasing a criminal, Stopping a murder, breaking up a fight, Stoping a drug deal and all that other cool stuff. But I was especially intrigued with the stories he told me about him comforting people who lost a loved one on their doorstep reporting the death. He would spend hours with them making sure that he/she was OK and wouldn’t harm others or even themselves. He told me stories of helping kids find their way home, and a ton of other acts of kindness. These stories got me thinking like crazy. The cops we see on TV and in real life get in car chases and murder cases, but behind all that, they are humans who want a better and safer world so bad, that they would make it their job. Nobody was forced to be a cop, they all chose this. So next time I see a cop, I’m going to be a tad bit more appreciative of what they do. Uncle Warren, thank you for your time/ stories and wisdom. I truly am changed for the better after our interview and hope the listeners feel the same.