Found the transcript of this thing.
A policeman is composite of what all men are I guess, a mingling of saint and sinner; dust and deity.
Called statistics wave the fan over stinkers
Underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are news
What that really means is that they are exceptional, they are unusual , they are not common place
Buried under the fraught is the fact
And the fact is that less than one half of one percent of policeman misfit that uniform and that is a better average than you'd find among clergymen.
What is a policeman? He of all man is at once the most needed and the most wanted
A strangely nameless creature who is sir to his face and pig or worse behind his back
He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so each will think he won but,
If a policeman is neat he is ceded, if heís careless he is a bum, if hes pleasant hes a flirt, if hes not hes a grouch
He must make instant decisions which would require months for lawyers but!
If he hurries, he is careless if he is deliberate he is lazy.
He must be first to an accident inhalable with the diagnosis.
He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints, and above all be sure that the victim goes home without a limp, or expect to be sued.
The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run and hit
Where it doesnít hurt
He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being brutal.
If you hit him he is a coward, if he hits you he is a bully
A policeman must know everything and not tell.
He must know where all the sin is and not partake
The policeman, from a single human hair must be able to describe the crime, the weapon, the criminal and tell you where the criminal is hiding but! If he catches the criminal, he is lucky if he doesnít hes a dunce.
If he gets promoted he has a political pool, if he doesnít dullard.
A policeman must chase bum leads to a dead end, stake out 10 nights to tag one witness who saw it happen but refuses to remember.
He runs files and writes reports until his eyes ache to build a case against some felon that will be dealed out by a shameless shamus or an honorable who isnít honorable.
A policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman.
Of course heíll have to be a genius because heíll have to feed a family
On a policemanís salary.