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Hurting Father and Police Officer

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Nov 18 2018 8:49 AM

Father,Police Officer Wants people to know we hurt to in difficult times. This is a letter to my 4-year old son in which I am separated from and every police officer and father in the country. Being away from you has made me very sad but I hold on to hope with a tight grip. I don’t want to sound selfish and talk only about my feelings in this letter; I know this is a very painful situation for you as well. I have seen your confusion and hurt being so young and that wears on me.


No matter the storm I will be right here for you. I feel like someone has ripped my heart from my chest and there is a big empty hole without you. I truly believe that all the obstacles and holdups stopping us from being reunited will soon come to an end. We will then be able to return to the path that allows a father and their children to walk side by side, together, looking after each other´s happiness and safety. Circumstances have led you to be away from me and petty attitudes are undermining even more my return, I can only ask you to be patient because everything has its own time.


I miss you every second of each day and even in my dreams. I watch my other children cry for you and it makes the pain triple.  I could argue that every day is a perfect occasion for parents and their little children to be with each other. But I want you to know I’m working hard for you. I love you too much not to and missing you has been my daily punishment for eleven long weeks now. The day will come when life will forgive us for this sad and unwilling separation, be sure of that. You are in my empty heart every single day and when the time comes for us to be together again, we will know how to make up for the days we were forced to be apart. Just always remember I’m working day and night for you every second, minute and hour.


Your not a paycheck to me your a person. I will not give up for you. As your father remember the world meets no one half way. There will be good times in life and some bad but there is one thing that will never change and that’s “My Love for You” I always figured being a police officer made me hard in my heart and in some ways it has. Not seeing you everyday has brought me to my knees. I have realized everyday how much fathers mean to their children. But it reminded me that we as officers hurt too when life slaps us in the face.  In closing, I would like to thank all my family, friends and colleagues for standing behind me in this horrible situation which has made me feel homeless in my own home. I love you my son and all the officers at the Dothan Police Department for the support and talks they have provided during this stressful time. 


Just always remember everybody hurts just in different ways. Officers have to live with the stress of their daily jobs dealing with good and bad people. When they get home they have to deal with their hurt as well because they are fathers and people as well.  Thank you to every police officer and father in the world for what you do everyday to protect and provide for your family.


Sincerely, Hurting Father and Police Officer


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