A deputy sheriff in Virginia walked away from police work- and gave the reason why on his last shift.
Deputy Aaron Taylor of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was ‘code three’ when he began his video, heading to the last serious call of his career.
A K-9 officer, Taylor explained that he would be leaving the force to work full-time on his side business, training, boarding and importing dogs suited for K-9 use.
Stating he had no grudges against his agency, Taylor said his reasons for leaving were more personal.
“I love this department,” he said. “My heart and soul is in this department.”
A Marine veteran, Taylor spent six years in the service before putting in his 14.5 years in law enforcement.
However, things aren’t the same anymore, and he felt it was time to go.
Taylor found himself in hot water while working in the Narcotics unit in 2010, but was later vindicated. Still, he realized it is important to have a plan.
“I’m glad that stuff happened,” he said. “It happened for a reason because it showed me you need an exit plan. You need a Plan B.”
“Truth is- departments no longer want cops like me,” he said in the video description. “The climate is different. Real cops are liabilities. Fighting crime on the street isn’t pretty. The pay still sucks, internal politics are harder and harder to avoid, and lawsuits come quickly! I have seen good cops, great men destroyed by this profession for doing nothing more than being ‘good cops.’”
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