Last official presentation as a prosecutor. Last day with a badge.
Last day giving official advice. Last day trying to draw a line between nonprofits who do good, nonprofits who do harm, and nonprofits who don’t do anything.
When I first became a prosecutor a judge took me aside and told me people wold be my friend because of my title and when I no longer had that title or could help them, they would drop me.
Now I know that’s not true for law enforcement types. We have a bond that stays. And I actually don’t think that’s true for any who I care about. I think I have a good BS radar and I breathe easier knowing you won’t be lying to me anymore since you no longer need anything from me.
However, I do wonder what will be different. My words and opinions will be my own tomorrow. At least for one day. I think I’ll breath differently. The air already feels lighter.
It’s comforting that I’m leaving the work on capable hands in so many different agencies. This isn’t always the case. And maybe someday some of you will also get a break. My time in the field is at an end, but most of you still have work to do.
I pray God will give you grace and strength to do the work he has called you to and to lead you out when your time is done. It’s a hard fight, with so many setbacks. But it really makes a difference when we fight for our children and what’s right.