Lilly---I am with you!!! My dad (RIP, pappy!!) was a Correctional Officer at Montana's maximum security facility for 23 years before he was forced into retirement due to health reasons!! He was there the day of the 1991 riot that left 5 inmates dead, numerous injured and a half a dozen other officers (who were holed up for their own safety) emotionally scarred!! He was assaulted, spit on, called names, had feces flung his way.....i could go on and on and on and on!!! He stayed with the job for 23 years because it was good, honest, hard work that paid the mortgage and kept food in the bellies of his kids!! Yes, he worked with other officers who tried to live up to the image of a "thug", but most were honest men and women who just wanted to do their job and go home to their families at the end of the shift!! My dad was a good, fair, honest man who also lived by the motto "do unto others...."....he did not believe that his job was to "punish" the inmate!! He was simply there to make sure they stayed where they belonged....behind bars!! He was firm, fair and consistent with the inmates and eventually earned their respect! Yes, you have "bad apples" in EACH AND EVERY OCCUPATION (this nurse has seen her fair share of these rotten fruit), but the rest should NOT be judged by the few!!! Mr Lilly---keep your chin up and stay the course!!! Lilly----be proud of the fact that your man HAS a job (not something that everyone can claim in this economy) and that he does it well and fairly!!!!
Where one door closes, another one opens....and happiness walks right in!!!