SF cop's 'day in the life' Facebook post goes viral

The officer’s post has more than 18K likes


By Police1 Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — Officer Roger Morse felt a need to share with his non-cop friends what he goes through as a cop every day, he told SFGATE

Morse works out of the Bayview station — a beat that’s known for high crime, violence and gang activity.

The post starts with him describing a scene of a heartbroken family watching another family member die. He describes how watching lives end rips a "piece of the soul" out every time. 

 

"I’m sitting here watching a man slowly die with his family around him praying for a miracle."That’s what SFPD Officer...

Posted by Frank Somerville KTVU on Monday, October 12, 2015

 

"Writing (the post) kept me from breaking down while watching the doctors attempt to bring him back," Morse told the publication.

In the post, Morse reminds the public that officers see trauma every day and asks the public to have some empathy.

"You don't have to like me because of what I do, that's fine," Morse posted. "I'll continue to respond to the most dangerous areas and provide assistance as my job, my duty, my oath, my honor, and my integrity require." 

The post was shared to KTVU News’ Facebook page and has over 18,000 likes and 8,000 shares.

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