On the first Tuesday of August every year, National Night Out is observed to pay the people in law enforcement their due respect. While the name might give out the impression that it's about partying, the National Night Out event typically commemorates those who ensure our safety both during the night and the day and in every possible way.

An outstanding combination of passion and courage is the sole requirement to take up a law enforcement job. The uniform is the emblem of pride, honor and bravery and is, therefore, held in high regard. However, it's also the civilians' responsibility to contribute to a social cause.

The concept of National Night Out was rolled out in the United States in 1984 to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie as a means to step up crime prevention efforts, according to the program's website. Ever since then, the day is marked by festivities, including parades and cookouts that are held across the nation.

On this occasion, here are some quotes about law enforcement to inspire greatness. (Courtesy: Franksms)

  • "In keeping people straight, principle is not as powerful as a policeman"- Abel Hermant
  • "Stand by the side of law enforcement, the men and women who are often the only semblance of hope and justice in the crime"- David A. Clarke
  • "Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it."- Karl Kraus
  • "The backbone of our nation’s domestic defense against terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women in local law enforcement and emergency services."- Saxby Chambliss
  • "I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police."- Keith Richards
  • "There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people."- Hubert Humphrey
  • "There are all sorts of ways of murdering a person or at least his soul, and that’s something no police in the world can spot."- Max Frisch
  • "Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police"- Albert Einstein
  • "My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces."- Sidney Sheldon
  • "Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on."- Robert Kennedy
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