"I knew so many people that went the other way," says 18-year Birmingham Police veteran Sgt. Scott Praytor, "that I wanted to be a good guy."
It can wear on you, says Praytor of the job. "But I have outlets so I can let it go. I have a strong faith that helps me deal with it."
Despite technological advances that assist detectives in solving crimes, Praytor says that even technology cannot replace hard work. "It's not science that solves the cases," he says. "It's talking to people and a lot of leg work."