Often criticized for their line of work, and not praised enough, police officers will continue to patrol the streets and apprehend criminals when most turn a blind eye to crime.
Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie spoke to local Kiwanians about what it means to be a police officer and the hardships officers endure so that others can remain safe.
Chief Howie says everyday he witnesses first hand the dedication and sacrifices officers make and that the job entails more than just issuing traffic citations.
Chief Howie says long after all the memorials have been erected to honor fallen soldiers from various wars, police officers will continue to fight the good fight and serve their community with honor, despite the dangers of their chosen profession.
Five Hopkinsville Police Officers have been killed in the line of duty since 1893, and Chief Howie says the sacrifices made by those officers will never be forgotten.