After he married and had his first child, he decided that law enforcement was not appropriate for a family man so he went and got his MBA. After returning from a second tour, his career, and marriage are stable, and so are the 4 children. I can often spot cops out of uniform, just by the way they carry themselves. It's unfortunate to see generalizations made of a group of people due to their profession. I believe for people who cannot stand to be alone , a relationship with someone in Law Enforcement , Doctors, Self Emp people etc, would not be a good ballance.This high rate of divorce applies to any profession that is stressfull with long hours. CI agree, but unfortunately people make all manner of generalizations as a result of all manner of influences.As of 2008, more than 1.1 million people were full-time employees of a state or local law enforcement agency.A couple of my close family friends and other acquaintances are police officers, and I’ve seen how dating can be a struggle for them. I had a friend who was arrested and I was at the scene and the cop lied numerous times in the police report. Hang around them long enough, and hear the stories they tell about the things they see, and you may just start to lose your faith in humanity, yourself. No one is forced to become a cop and deal with all these stresses. And there are plenty of cops who abuse their power anyway, so I find it hard to feel bad for them, collectively.
Regarding a prior post reference to Tony Soprano - I'd rather be with a cop than someone like him any day of the week. I'm a cop, my input: Some, but not all, are control freaks like you guys said. The schedule is rough (I work straight 12hr nights), and is not the best for relationships, but is no worse than nursing, lawyers, and so on.Being a bit of a renegade, and hearing about how some can be abusive and controlling, I've never dated one nor been attracted to them. I had a good friend who was one and later went into teaching. Definitely not abusive, nor divorced, but she went into the field first as a single mom (never married).One of my relatives was a criminal justice major in college and had intended to become a police officer. She's now married to a wonderful man who treats her son great. I am convinced that it is their extreme confidence that attracts me (although it could be the sexiness of the gun on his belt ).If the wife makes that much too you are looking at a family income of 140k with a lot of job security, regular pay increases, and great benefits including a dependable pension.So it's not at all a financial reason women are not that keen on marrying a cop.