I am not the author, but I can't express it better...
I am tired. My family is tired. My coworkers are tired. My profession is tired.
For more years than I can count we have been under attack, both figuratively and literally. We have been blamed for all of the ills of society. I have been mocked, ridiculed, accused and protested by strangers, celebrities and elected officials for things I had nothing to do with. I am tired.
I have had friends, people I have known all my life, try and convince me that I am racist due to my choice of profession, all because of something they read about happening somewhere else. I am tired.
I have been told to "see it from another perspective" all while those same people refuse to see it from mine. I have seen horrors that no one should have to, yet I am offered no understanding or compassion from those I work for. I am tired.
I have laid friends to rest while under this constant siege. I have cried on duty for the powerlessness I feel at times when I was unable to stop evil from happening, only to be blamed for the evil existing in the first place. I am tired.
I will go to work today. I will continue to defend the defenseless. I will continue to stand up to bullies and criminals. I will continue to put myself between evil and those in need of protection. I will do this because I swore an oath to do so.
Please just know that I am tired.