Mom knows best: 10 tips from mothers that cops use on patrol

Our readers shared the best advice they’ve received from their moms that they use on the job

By Police1 Staff

We pick up lessons from a lot of different sources during the course of our lives, but there’s no question that some of the best advice comes from our moms. Where would we be without mom, really? In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked our readers what advice they’ve been given from their moms that they use out on patrol. Check out our roundup and tell us yours in the comments section.

  1. Sometimes people do stupid things, that doesn’t make them stupid. Talk to them as such. — Francis Bryan
  2. Treat people as you would like to be treated. — Stephen Rydinsky  
  3. You get more bees with honey than vinegar, but know when to pour vinegar all over the beehive. — Carr David
  4. If you want it, work for it. — Patrick Mckinney
  5. Have a tough hide, but a gentle heart. — Lauren Yates
  6. Do it right the first time or you’ll have to do it again. — Nikki Oskins Snead
  7. Always keep your dignity and integrity by having morals and values. Never waiver from those because those can never be taken from you. — Michele Mckee Mercer
  8. Everything that glitters isn’t gold. — Linda Delong Mcgill
  9. The strongest steel is tempered in the hottest flame. — Gail Branum
  10. Always have a pen on you. Just in case. — William Ahumada


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