An officer from Beverly, MA said he wasn't looking for sympathy and even hesitated in posting a photo of a bite mark on his forearm.
However, Officer Ted Lane said his motivation was to make people understand with what officers have to deal.
Lane posted that an 18-year-old woman, who was an admitted IV drug user, bit him on the forearm.
According to the photo, it was enough to break the skin.
"So not only do I have to worry about infection from a human bite, but all the possible diseases she could have," Lane wrote.
Lane went on to say that he was tired of hearing all of the negative things people say about police.
"So the next time an officer is not overly nice or doesn't act like your issue is the worst thing in the world, just think about the stuff we deal with," he said.
He asked his friends to pass along the post the next time they saw something negative about police.
"We are all just people doing our job and hope to go home to our families at the end of the shift," Lane said.
Lane's post was shared more than 39,000 times since it was first shared May 18 on Facebook.
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