I’m the Son of a Cop, But That Doesn’t Mean I Trust the Police

The police have a critical and necessary job, but they are not messiahs

Police officers face off with protesters on September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

As a child, being the son of a police officer was the coolest.

My father was my literal hero; he could do no wrong in my eyes. His cop car excited me, and I got a thrill every time I could check out his guns and…