There are many people in a community that are there to protect people in a particular city, state, or country. In addition, in every city, state, and country there are police, firefighters, and paramedics in order to help the people in each community. It is important to understand that each of these services is essential to the success of a city, state, and country. In fact, it is probably safe to say that cities, states, and countries would have a hard time functioning without the police, firefighters, and paramedics. In fact, did you know that these three occupations are a part of the public safety category? It seems to be the case that police officers are sometimes referred to as angels. This is due to the fact that they protect many people from harm. This is a good thing because the Patron Saint of police is an angel. Let’s discuss police.
The police are people empowered to enforce the law, protect property, and reduce civil disorder. It might be interesting to note that police have special powers. No, police don’t have special powers like Superman. However, policemen have the power to use a legal amount of force. Policemen often arrest citizens for a variety of crimes, such as, drunken driving, battery, assault, and murder. Murder would seem to be the most serious crime that policemen arrest citizens for on a daily basis. A minor crime that they get involved in is a moving violation involving a car. The term policeman is most commonly associated with the police services of a state. Policemen are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Did you know that law enforcement only makes up a small portion of police activity in different situations?
However, the main police activities focus on the preservation of order. Did you also know that that in some societies in the 18th and early 19th century, these activities developed in the context of maintaining the class system and the protection of private property? It is possible that the Patron Saint of Police was created in the 18th or 19th century. The Patron Saint of police is named Saint Michael. He is an archangel. Let’s discuss Saint Michael.
Saint Michael has the feast day of September 29th. The name Michael signifies who is like to God. It was also the war cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and his followers. It could be interesting to note that Holy Scripture describes Saint Michael as one of the leaders of the forces of heaven in the triumph over the powers of hell. He has been honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles. In addition to being the Patron Saint of police, Saint Michael is the saint of sickness, grocers, and mariners. It seems that Saint Michael is a busy guy.