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Ashley Pierce Oral History, 2021/10/04

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Title (Dublin Core)

Ashley Pierce Oral History, 2021/10/04

Description (Dublin Core)

A quick comment about Law Enforcement during the pandemic.

Recording Date (Dublin Core)

Creator (Dublin Core)

Event Identifier (Dublin Core)

Partner (Dublin Core)

Type (Dublin Core)

Audio Commentary

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English
English

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

Collection (Dublin Core)

Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

10/04/2021

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

11/22/2021
05/09/2022

Date Created (Dublin Core)

10/04/2021

Interviewer (Bibliographic Ontology)

Ashley Pierce

Interviewee (Bibliographic Ontology)

Ashley Pierce

Format (Dublin Core)

Audio

Language (Dublin Core)

English

Duration (Omeka Classic)

00:01:22

abstract (Bibliographic Ontology)

A quick comment about Law Enforcement during the pandemic.

Transcription (Omeka Classic)

For my class, I had to create some submissions for this archive and one was an audio submission. For almost two years now, we have all been living and working (or looking for work) while trying to navigate this pandemic. For me, with the job I have, there was no work from home option, no stay at home until it blows over. I work in law enforcement and so we did not get a change of work scenery. At first, it was nice to have the roads basically to ourselves on the way to and from work as most everyone else except other first responders and medical professionals worked from home or were unfortunately let go from their jobs, but after a while, it began to take its toll. The long hours, double shifts, no days off to cover for those who were out sick wore us down. There was the pandemic, the violence and riots, losing brother after brother after brother to sickness and violence that never seemed to stop. Then there were the wildfires, and hurricanes and record setting rainfall. The hits just never stopped coming. And now, even though the hits have slowed, we still feel it. We are tired. Overwhelmed. Drained. Sad. We hurt. We suffer along with everyone else… wishing… hoping… praying for a sunny day.

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This item was submitted on October 4, 2021 by Ashley Pierce using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”: https://covid-19archive.org/s/archive

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