What do you get if you cross a Priest, a CEO and Police Officer?

Six weeks from now I begin the Academy towards becoming a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. The 13 month program, conducted in the evenings around my work, prepares the Cadets to graduate as a fully licensed Peace Officer in the State of Texas.

It’s a grueling program where I will learn Texas Law, fighting techniques and how to handle weapons – both lethal and non-lethal. I will be tased, tested and pepper sprayed. I will be hit, thrown and yelled at as I become a Deputy Sheriff.

Prior to each session, I will spend about an hour completing physical training including running for a mile and a half, pushups, sit-ups and numerous other exercises aimed to get me fighting fit.

So why am I doing this?

The first answer is that I have been fascinated in police work my whole life, but have pursued other important work. The Reserve program allows me to become a Police Officer while continuing my day job.

I love the idea of serving the community I live in. To become a Deputy creates the opportunity to participate in a different and meaningful way.

Finally, I want to challenge myself. At 46 I want to see if I have what it takes to complete the grueling requirements to become a Police Officer.

So September of 2019 when my badge is pinned, I will become the answer to the joke..

What do you get if you cross a Priest, a CEO and Police Officer? That would be me!

35 thoughts on “What do you get if you cross a Priest, a CEO and Police Officer?

    1. Wow..Good for you!! I give you a lot of credit for doing this. As you well know though, with God, Anything is possible. Good luck Mark. Miss you on fb.


  1. That is wonderful! Best wishes on another adventure. How exciting! May God be with you and your family always.


  2. Wow thats a challenge but for you Rev Mark you never do anything without the guidance from above , The Lord is totally with you in this decision of yours I can only wish you the best knowing you will not be alone doing this task


  3. Praying for you and your family. You will do an awesome amazing wonderful job. Thank you for all you do.


  4. Ahhh, Reverend Brownsky! Besides the peace and joy, I will pray for your training, your receiving your badge, and your safety. I am sure that your family is supporting your dream & that God will lead you to victory.


  5. Wow! This is exciting….Thank-you for sharing this with all of us! We will all keep you in our prayers for safety and of course, His Divine Guidance each & everyday. We’ll pray over your training too!


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