It's pretty well known that police officers don't make a lot much money, especially when they're rookies. Nor do they get a ton of gratitude for sometimes putting their lives at risk to protect the public. There was a time when TV shows glamorized the profession, but now the pendulum has swung in the other direction and we hear about new cases of police brutality entirely too often. I sometimes wonder why anyone would want to become a cop, especially right now when there seems to be many people who dislike law enforcement officials. This is a career field that a person has to be passionate about. They must have a strong desire to protect and serve.

With all that said, there are some states that are more "cop-friendly" than others. WalletHub put together a list of the best and worst states to be a police officer, based on factors such as "median income to police deaths per 1000 officers to state and local police-protection expenses per capita."

Three New England states made the top ten best states to be a police officer:

Maine placed at #9 on the best list.

New Hampshire ranked even higher at #6.

Connecticut was #2.

North Dakota was the top state in the USA to be a cop.

Let's look at the rest of the country:

Source: WalletHub

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