First Responder Profile:
Chicago Police Department
Officer Don Scott – Honor Guard Coordinator
What does your job mean to you?
“I equate this job pretty much the same way I equated my whole military career. It’s an honor. It’s something that I think I’m pretty good at, in reference to it uses my talents and hopefully, that will in turn affect others around you and leave a lasting impression forever. Anytime I can carry the US flag, I’m proud. It could be at a funeral or it could be at the Brookfield Zoo. The flag is literally everything…that’s what gets me. Is the flag. Because I was in a lot of places, Greenland, Japan, Kuwait, Iraq, everywhere in the world and every place I was at, there was always an American flag on that flagpole at the base and you knew you could look at that, and you knew that flag was here (in America). So for 30 years, I still tear up when I look at the flag.”