LifeZette | Husbands, Fathers, Leaders: Why Men Must Protect and Serve Their Families as Never Before

“To protect and to serve”: Thanks to Hollywood, the entire world knows that’s the motto of the Los Angeles Police Department.

For me, it was different. As a young man, I was an LAPD street cop in South Central, and I saw that motto every time I got into my patrol car. When I learned on the news that over 12,000 scouts had been abused and almost 8,000 perpetrators identified, I not only felt anger toward the perpetrators and compassion for the victims, I also remembered a night long ago as a cop when I saw firsthand the evil of child abuse.Ad image from MacKeeper