A first time, for everything......
No one knows what's going to happen next, least of all you, they both think they are indestructable, infallible and as 'hard as nails', but then so do you.
You stand there watching, thinking that it's going to 'kick off', hoping that it won't, you have the urge to walk away, but instead you move into the middle of them. They both have at least six inches on you, you shout to be heard, trying to get their attention, eventually they both go quiet, and suddenly, you don't know what to say, your voice goes silent, ten seconds later, they are both given a choice.
One chose wisely, he walked away, the other ended up in the back of a police van, on his way to the custody suite.
Before you joined the Police, you hadn't seen genuine:
'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.'