When I was an LEO, I took GREAT PRIDE in what I did. I worked in a small town where everyone knew everyone. While other officers found a convenient place to 'hide' and wait on calls, I patrolled. My Crown Vic was a 'nail magnet'. I knew where every street and alley in town was. Heck, as a part-timer, I knew more about my town than most of the full-time officers. I wrote my share of citations and made my share of arrests (domestic violence arrests and child-restraint citations were especially rewarding). I stayed on top of all state/federal laws and local ordinances. Most importantly, I knew the value of 'officer discretion'. I was (still am) naïve enough to believe that I could actually make a difference.