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How has your spirituality helped 7 how do you cope

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officer? How has your spirituality helped? (7) How do you cope with the  human destructiveness and suffering encountered in police work? (8) What is your support system when you are overwhelmed? The questions were  open-ended.  This could have been a biased for probing for certain  answers -The theme of “Spiritual Philosophies, Practices, and the Impact on Police  Work” focused on the subjects’ beliefs in serving others in the community,  having a sense of “calling” when doing police work, or feeling as if they 
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were on the right path. They communicated selfless acts in their daily  functions as a police officer. The most typical response was to disregard  personal safety in pursuit of the job. However, many talked about  encountering a homeless person and giving a meal or money to help that  individual. All participants worked on holidays and missed family events  often because police work requires them to be available for duty.
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