In an odd, esoteric way, it’s like your first kiss, or your first paycheck, or the arrival of your first child: You never forget it. The first time you ride in a patrolling police car — in the front, the preferred spot — your attitude about myriad issues is forever altered.
Believe it. It’s true.
I never met Justin Sollohub, the youthful Anniston Police officer who was shot in the head Wednesday morning. I’ve seen his Facebook page, learned about his likes and dislikes, and found out that we share a collegiate alma mater.