When Larry Batty-Deshields asked Springettsbury Township police officer Jamie Miller what policing is about, the answer stunned him – and the video is going viral.
Batty-Deshields posted the footage to Facebook and called it “the realest sh** a cop ever said to me”.
It’s been seen by more than 6.8 million people and needs to be seen by millions more.
Miller’s answer is simple and an example of the way the vast majority of officers look at their job and their responsibility to the people they protect and serve:
“What policing is about, it’s about loving your fellow man, doing what’s right.
“You gotta have fun with the job.
“If you walk around with a chip on your shoulder you’re gonna have a heart attack young, you’re going to hurt the wrong people.
“And you gotta remember, it is to protect and serve. That’s what this job is about.
“The best way to do that is if you’re loving people, loving life, you’re going to protect and serve.
“Otherwise, get your butt out.”