By Greg Hardesty-Behind the Badge
Dan Hughes held up a police badge.
“It’s really important that you understand what a privilege it is to wear a badge,” the Fullerton police chief said in brief remarks at the start of the Fullerton PD Promotions and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 4.
“This badge represents integrity, honor, character, courage and loyalty,” Hughes told the crowd inside the Fullerton Community Center Grand Hall.
“But above all these things,” Hughes said, “this badge represents, and is a symbol of, public trust and confidence. It represents a tremendous amount of authority, but with that authority comes a responsibility that we always conduct ourselves in an appropriate manner.
“If you accept this badge, promise that you never compromise what this badge represents. Be proud of being a police officer, be proud of this department and be proud of this profession.”
Before the new hires, promotions and awards were announced, Hughes thanked family members in the audience.
“We know it’s not always easy being in a relationship with some of us in law enforcement with the holidays and weekends we have to work, but it is your love and support, and most important your patience, that allows our employees to do the incredible job …read more
Source:: Fullerton Police News