Police officers have a bond like no other - both to each other and their communities. Sometimes called the "thin blue line," officers are sworn to protect people against the horrible things of the world. But what happens when that bond is broken, and police officers aren't the ones stopping crime but creating it? Sadly, there are plenty of examples of cops who committed heinous crimes, and often the only reason these rogue cops are caught is thanks to whistleblowers in police departments.
These whistleblower cops should be counted among the most honorable and noble police officers because of their dedication to justice. These anti-corruption cops were against the misdeeds of their fellow officers, and fought against the system when they saw something wrong. Some of them were hailed as heroes, while the others paid dire consequences.
The Original Whistleblower Cop Got Shot In The Face And Was Left For Dead
Patrol Partners Exposed Corruption And Paid The PricePhoto: Chicago Police Department / Wikimedia Commons
A Cop Who Released Tapes of Corruption Was Thrown In The Psych Ward
A Veteran Officer Lost Her Pension (And Her Teeth) For Stopping Police BrutalityPhoto: Heron E. Simonds-Price / GoFundMe
A Whistleblower Cop's Life Was Threatened With Arson
A "Rat" Cop Who Fought Police Misconduct Was Forced To Quit