It’s not easy being Paul Grattan, problem solver, peacemaker – much less attempt to share life’s lessons with my son and my two daughters. My observations at work will not be lost on my kids. May they grow to field every ball, and conquer every dilemma. And may my daughters begin dating in their late 30’s, and my son grow to learn how to cut down a tree with nothing but a large caliber firearm.
My oldest daughter’s first words were “damn straight.” I’m not ashamed.
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Oh! And my views here are not intended to reflect the views of ANY big east-coast law enforcement agencies.
About the author: Paul is a sergeant and 16 year veteran of a large metropolitan police department. He is a graduate of the 254th session of the FBI National Academy, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. His writing has appeared in many national online and print publications. Born and raised on Long Island’s”North Fork,” he comes from a family with a long history of public service. Paul now lives with his wife and three children in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. You can contact him via email at: email@example.com or follow him on Twitter: @NYGrattan.