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Did Smith has been walking the beat of the capitol police officer for two years.
That's a much shorter time than he patrolled the dangerous streets of war zones around the world.
At this point that -- spend more time in the and -- -- -- -- and think evidently.
Not unusual in those sometimes to hear gunshots every now and then and it doesn't it doesn't bother doing things you.
Here where gunshots and DC some bags going down -- that's a lot a lot different.
-- deployed twice to a -- he's also served in Afghanistan.
The capitol police officer remains an active guard member as well and is ready to deploy again at a moment's notice.
I protected freedom.
And it's front yard now to protect against a door that we need to go over to the that visitor center.
The backdrops of his jobs could not be more different but both of his jobs do involve patrols and helping citizens.
And he says tactics he learned in battle make him more than ready for the unexpected if it develops.
-- feel like I can react better under stress.
I feel like being.
And I'm sure.
I'll -- here to stay calm.
The US capitol police say -- that this January more than 470.
Sworn and civilian employees and about 18100.
-- current or former military experience.
He says he -- all those serving in this -- capacity and use them as a real assets.
-- chief issued a statement saying his agency benefits when those in the military bring their specialized skills expertise and many levels of training in preventing terrorism.
To the four.
In this way he says the jobs of officers and military members really complement each other.
Private first class John -- is about to deploy for a second time.
Art in the military so as a come here yet start start off as a private but.
Because I had a sergeant background and those are healthy be a profession more professional coming to the lowest rank them as a cap these -- He says -- -- relief knowing he worked an organization that will -- his job while he's guarding the country so he doesn't have to worry about losing his job before he comes home.
Officer Smith is about to take -- -- leave to -- missed the beautiful outdoor space that serves as is -- Every day I come and I can't believe that I work.
But he says what really matters is wherever he is whatever job he's doing.
-- serving the country he loves.
Whether it be overseas -- -- being here at capital.
At least I'm serving and protecting the people that I love and care about the American people and my friends him.
In Washington Jennifer Davis.
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