As NYC Honors Two Fallen Officers, Take a Moment to Watch This (VIDEO)

In light of the tragic killing of two police officers in New York last week, we wanted to share with you a favorite essay and video. Paul Harvey, the famed radio broadcaster, was the son of a policeman. His dad was killed in the line of duty when he was just three years old.

In 1970, Paul Harvey wrote a newspaper column entitled “What Are Policemen Made Of?” Later he recorded the essay for his radio audience, as simply “The Policeman.” Over the years, it has been shared thousands of times. More recently, it was combined with a video and shared by Web Art.

This is a powerful reminder of the extraordinary job done by our nation’s police officers. They stand in the front lines to defend the rest of us, and the vast majority of them are worthy of respect and honor.