What happens if a Law Enforcement Officer goes to Heaven ?

The Law Enforcement Officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass.”Step forward now, Officer. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My church have you been true?”   The Officer squared his shoulders and said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t, Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I’ve been violent, because the streets are awfully tough.


But I never took a penny, that wasn’t mine to keep….Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept unmanly tears.


I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, It needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don’t…..I’ll understand.


There was silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod. As the Officer waited quietly, for the judgment of his God. “Step forward now, Officer, you’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets, you’ve done your time in hell.”




  • Police Chaplain

    Brother, we can’t earn our way into heaven. Cops are “trusting” in this poem all the way to hell instead of repenting of their sin and being born again into a right relationship with God in Christ. He is the ONLY way unto salvation.

    • Keith B

      I think, instead of suggesting that this says of ‘earning our way’ it speaks more of facing judgement. We will all face judgement, even if we are saved. But we dont face judgment for the sake of trying to convince God to let us into heaven. Instead, it is to give an account of ourselves to the heavenly hosts, those that are not all knowing as God is. His judgement, mercy and grace for us is being played out in our lives now. This is why, if we die an unrepentant sinner, we will remain lost. There is no begging to God at the final judgment. The judgment itself will be against his perfect law, the same laws that have ruled the universe even before earth, even the ones that determined Lucifer’s sin against God. If we do not repent, our fate will be the same as his… perish in the lake of fire.