My job description was rewritten ten years ago. On September 11, 2001, just like every other cop in America, I added homeland security to my responsibilities as a cop. Police officers keenly felt the responsibility to prevent another 9/11 with the identification of each of the 72 law enforcement officers killed in the attacks. Protecting my community and watching the backs of my brother and sister officers became more intensely personal.
10 years after 9/11: The mission of the cop on the beat