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Behind every soul in law enforcement is an untold story of honor, and we want to share these stories with the world. Submit your most memorable story for an opportunity to be featured in an interactive Museum experience. Join today to tell your story.

Featured Stories

It’s Not a Career, But a Calling
A career in law enforcement cannot be classified as a job, but as a calling; for the motivations necessary to be successful in the profession must come from within.
Life Changing Career
My story starts with my Uncle Nick who was a police officer for Cicero, Illinois, Police Department. He used to let me dry fire his revolver at a target when I was only 10 years old.
A Career That Few Will Ever Know
In 1987, I began my career as a police officer with the United States Park Police (USPP).
Detective Stephen Thibodeau
Officer Stephen Thibodeau started his Law Enforcement career by joining a Gainesville Florida Police Explorer post as a teenager. After high school, he attended the Santa Fe College Law Enforcement Academy.
It’s my honor to serve you!
My name is Ret. Sgt. James T. Adams, Jr. I joined the Gloucester County Sheriff's Department/Department of Correctional Services in April of 1993 when I was 27 years old, because I wanted to serve my community and continue a family legacy.
Proud to have served the citizens of Florida
Hi, my name is Denise. I joined the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission in 1981 when I was 25 years old.
Public Service Is An Honor And A Privilege
As a young boy, I watched "The FBI" starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., on ABC most Sunday nights. My dream was to become an FBI Special Agent.
Greatest job I ever had!
I was appointed as Deputy Sheriff with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, California, on March 20, 1987. I was promoted to Sergeant in 2004. I'm due to retire November 16, 2018 after 31 years of service to my community.
Mission Statement for Life
There is a joke in my family that I was "destined" to be a police officer. Not just because it ran in the family blood as my father and both his brothers had careers in law enforcement, but my mother was transported "code 3" in my dad's police car to the hospital while in labor with me.
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