However, when those opportunities opened up I was faced with
a different set of challenges when an agency informed me
that my eyesight was not good enough and therefore they
could not continue with their hiring process. But instead of
giving up on my dream, I had eye surgery to correct my
vision and gave it another try with that agency.
Unfortunately, things still did not work out for me during
their process. Over the next couple of years, opportunities
with other agencies were not available and, at times, it
appeared that I might never reach my goal. However, I was
still committed to my goal and when the opportunity
presented itself for me to apply with the Toledo Police
Department I did, was hired on, and have been with the
department for eight years.
What I would tell anyone who has set a goal for themselves
is to stay committed to that goal even if it appears that
you may not achieve it at that time.
Brandon Harrison is a detective with the Toledo Police