by Harrison Moore
I can't say that I have found my passion, or at least began to work toward it, but would like to believe that it is in criminal justice. I have always wanted to be a police officer ever since I was a little kid, and now I am actually considering it as a profession. I have gone through life and met many people, including police officers who do very well, and I have come to know a few experts in this field.
Officer J. Dorn
Justin Dorn is one of my best friend's brothers. He is in his twenties, yet he is a very successful sheriff already. He worked extremely hard to get to where he is, and I see him as sort of an inspiration to me. I was never serious about becoming a cop or sheriff until I met him. Seeing the life that he lives and learning about the work he does from the stories that he tells really influenced me towards the position.
Officer B. Tomasko
Bob Tomasko is another inspiration to me. He is a close friend of Mr. Dorn and they began their jobs in the same station. I have had several conversations with Mr. Tomasko about experiences he has had while on patrol, and I became even more interested in the job after befriending him. I have conversations with him from time to time about everyday things, but knowing that he is what I aim to be causes me to look up to him with respect.
Officer J. Lewis
Jayson Lewis is the father of one of my childhood friends. He was always the guest speaker during D.A.R.E. week at school and I have always seen him as a very successful person. His job is a little bit different than the others. He is a detective, which can take years and years to achieve that position and you can tell that he has worked hard to be where he is today. He speaks frequently at a class at Santa Ana College in the criminal justice class and I hope to one day take that class so I can learn from some of the best police in the field.