The real duty behind the badge

■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter I become nauseated when I hear comments about police and firemen not doing their job. I even hear it in our local coffee shops where folks gather to gossip. Let me explain the difference between the hard-working rank-and-file officers who put their lives on the line 24/7 for us, and the hierarchy. Night and day. The linemen on the street are not pencil pushers although the time it takes to write their reports takes away from the job they must do. Be that as it may, if you have ever ridden along in a patrol car on a Saturday night and saw the chances they

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