Thesis: Soldiers and police officers both have an impact on the environment around them

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Thesis: Soldiers and police officers both have an impact on the environment around them.

I. Introduction
a. Compare and contrast
II. Similarities between a police officer and a soldier
b. Difficult decisions must be made
c. Serving the country
d. Patriotism
e. Respect and manner
III. Differences between a police officer and a soldier
f. Soldier
i. Reactions to a soldier is more commonly respect and gratitude ii. Wears down on you g. Police Officer iii. Reactions upon seeing an officer vary greatly
iv. Local authority
IV. Conclusion

Soldiers and Policemen
Soldiers and police officers both have an impact on the environment around them. Some the impacts made by these professions differ. In spite of these differences, the amount of similarities between the two is surprisingly large. Each job has the person serving their country, risking their lives for others. Each have difficult decisions to make constantly while performing their duties. The differences between these two start to become apparent when you take a closer look at them however. Soldiers are deployed worldwide, whereas police serve in a local manner. Regardless of the differences, both have a strong impact on the community they are serving in. An undeniable similarity shared by soldiers and policemen is that they are serving the country and keeping it safe. Regardless of the task, it is in some way benefitting the country. Brian Doyle, in The Knock, wrote about his friend’s job, “A friend has two jobs in our town: policeman and soldier. In both, he is the guy who knocks on the doors to tell mothers and fathers, wives and husbands that their son or daughter, wife or husband is dead.” This job is not the exciting, shoot-‘em-up version conjured in our minds. This is one of the more wearing of professions a person can do. The impact made by Doyle’s friend is gigantic. Delivering devastating...
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