Tag Archives: #seaofblue

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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Video Tribute: A Patrolman’s Letter to His Family

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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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To My Friends Outside My Police Family: This is Why We Can’t Stop Talking About It.

You may be my friend in real life.  You might just be someone who knew me when I was a child.  Maybe we grew up together and we follow each others life through social media. You see pictures of my … Continue reading

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Open Letter to a Rookie’s Spouse: Fear Not. You aren’t Alone.

Your significant other has always wanted to be an officer. They have that “first man in, last man out” mentality. They were born to do something heroic and brave. They have a heart that is so desperate to change the … Continue reading

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Dear Son, Be Better.

My dearest son, I am tasked with a very difficult job.  I am tasked with raising you into a man.  Not only am I tasked with raising you into a man, I’m tasked with raising you into a good man; a … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Less than 1%, Don’t Be That Guy.

You’re not just a liability. You’re a bad example and you steal the spotlight away from those who deserve it. You’re dangerous and lazy. You’re careless and you increase the target on the backs of those I love by your … Continue reading

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Because They Signed Up For It.

A certain phrase has been bothering me.  It is a sentence that seems to manage it’s way into every comment section of any news story.  It’s a minimizing phrase.  It’s ignorant, offensive, and ill-intended.  Today, the state of Texas has … Continue reading

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We Will Keep Writing.

We received our first death threat.  I read it over and over again before I submitted it to the FBI for review.  I wasn’t reading it because the person actually made me afraid.  I was reading it because I was … Continue reading

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