As a current cop, I'd just like to say how much I appreciate all of your efforts to add some blue to your display this year - more importantly, for the reasons you're doing it. I come into contact with people on a regular basis who do not like me, solely based on my chosen profession. I'm well aware there is still a lot of good in the world, and you folks are fine examples of that.
As for Old Sarge - There's always someone who has to take a positive and turn it to a negative, but I didn't expect it to be you. Before becoming a cop, I served 4 years in the U.S. Army. I receive a thank you for my military service about 25 times to each time I am thanked for my police service, so you're complaint isn't valid. I've never been badgered for my military service, however it's difficult to work a single patrol shift without being badgered at some point. I don't expect any special respect for being a peace officer or for my military service. I just expect the same respect that we should all have for one another. I don't expect a thanks for either service either, which is why I don't typically mention them. I wasn't drafted and I also became a cop by choice.
As for a applicable song, I'm not much help but I'd ask that you stay away from Bob Marley's "I shot the Sheriff"". And yes, I've had less-desirables think it's funny to sing that in my presence - but hey, it's protected free speech
I got a little sidetracked here, but I'm going to go ahead and speak for all LEOs when I say this - we are truly grateful when citizens show such gratitude. I'm glad I saved my tote of blues that I didn't use last year!
On a side note, if anyone can find this inflatable where it isn't priced ridiculously, please let me know,