Tag Archives: #police

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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So You Wanna Be A Cop?

“What advice would you give to someone considering a career in law enforcement, especially in today’s climate?” This question is one of the more common one’s I am asked from our active Facebook Community Page.  While an exhaustive list of … 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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Lessons in Losing a Brother

News of an officer involved shooting cut through the rest of the morning talk-radio chatter on the drive to work.  Most of the other officers at the department had also heard the news, but the disposition was unknown.  We all hoped … 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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Will Stack Survives a Traffic Stop

After a recent traffic stop in Lexington, Will Stack decided to share his thoughts on how the encounter went and why he doesn’t believe all officers are crooked and that it shouldn’t be about race.  Will Stack’s Police Video went “viral” … 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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Dangerous Lies of an American Movement against Policing.

Officer Brian Moore died today.  He was 25 years old, loved his job, and was held with the highest respect from his fellow officers of the NYPD.  When I was 25 years old, I didn’t even know who I was … Continue reading

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3 Joys of the Job Cops Should Embrace and Non-Cops Should Know About

“Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that … Continue reading

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4 Stresses That Cops Deal With That Non-Cops Should Understand

Being a cop doesn’t make someone more important than anyone else or any other profession but it does mean that cops are unique.  There are similar occupations (military, firefighting, ems/paramedic first responders) but just as a cop can’t claim to fully … Continue reading

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