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5 Things Every Police Family Should Be Doing

After the failed ambush on the Dallas Police Department, my phone lit up.  The messages came pouring in from people from my hometown and from people across the nation.  There was one common element to each conversation.  “Dallas has really … Continue reading

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You Are Entitled To Be Wrong

“I’m entitled to my opinion”… …not a surprising line in today’s culture of unearned and unnecessary entitlements, along with the constant faux expressions of outrage or offense over ideas and situations that people, in reality, give very very little thought … Continue reading

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The Weight of Two Worlds: An Officer’s Dilemma

There is a man dancing in my living room right now.  No, I’m not hosting a bachelorette party.  I’m watching my husband make my little boy giggle so hard that he isn’t able to make any noise.  Our son doesn’t … Continue reading

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Do Not Retreat in Grief. Silence is Surrender.

Grief is a terrible and tricky emotion.  It doesn’t negotiate.  It doesn’t segregate.  It does not reason.  When it enters your life, it unpacks it’s bags and doesn’t let you in on it’s departure date.  It whispers little lies in … Continue reading

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Exposing 3 Myths of Police Suicide

  In the United States, a police officer dies in the line of duty roughly every 58 hours. At the time of originally writing this in 2014 the total had reached 100 – a 22% increase over the same time the … Continue reading

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To My Fellow Woman Who Wears a Uniform, Thank You. – A Tribute to Officer Kerrie Orozco

I am a woman.  I am a woman who could never be a police officer.  I spend the vast majority of my life as a parent worried about the “what ifs” in life.  What if my airplane crashes?  What if … Continue reading

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Focus Less on Those Who Hate the Police and Start Focusing on Our Own.

There was a time where it bothered me.  In fact, that time is in the not so distant past.  I would pour myself over comment sections and absorb all the negativity from people who had jumped aboard the anti-police train. … Continue reading

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