Officers of the Law Being Pushed Out by Next Generation

Good Law Enforcement Feels JADED

As police departments complain about the low recruitment and retention crisis, the morale of officers is at an all-time low and any prosecutor who knows the increasingly vindictive supporters of ‘defund the police’ can be expected to repeatedly skip around alleged criminals in favor of their true quarry: law enforcement.

They are also suffering from early resignations of young officers tired of the pressure, the oversight and what they see as a lack of backing from above.

Meagan McCarthy was a sheriff’s deputy for San Bernardino County before a violent suspect nearly took her life, ending her career. She said she always intended to serve in some capacity and actually started training to be a nurse before taking a ride-along with police, which sealed her future career path.

“The provider of dominance and strength for sure, the biggest thing I got in law enforcement — you really were the line between good and evil,” she told Fox News Digital. “Some of the calls we were on were stuff that if the cops wouldn’t have gotten there when they did, it would be terrible situations for people on top of already dangerous situations.”

She thrived – at first. She now said she also hopes her three kids do not follow in her footsteps, as well as those of their father — and go into a different line of work. “With most of his family either firefighters or being a firefighter at one time, I would hope the other path leads them to finding a career that would lead them to serve others,” she added.

Patricia Williams said, “I was very proud of what I did as an officer.” “Community service is my jam,” she said, “and I just hope that law enforcement can get that pendulum swinging back for them.”

But her future in the force was snuffed out by a schizophrenic suspect who beat her, took her gun and almost killed her with it — then stalked the halls of justice unfazed because a California jury acquitted him. It led to post-traumatic stress and her medical retirement in 2022, she said.

Ari Young, 49, attacked her as she approached the house in response to a “priority 1” call — and then knocked her to the ground with such force that it dislodged the stun gun she was carrying on one hand before Young twisted around and wrested the deputy’s sidearm from her holster.

The former officer said that because “not only do the officers have to worry about their safety, she said, they also have to worry about their jobs.”

A former NYPD cop, Taylor Marino felt similarly as he hung up his badge and uniform, trading it for a business casual fit – he is currently working in IT.