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. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 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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