Tag Archives: #thinblueline

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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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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The Cop Hater’s Dilemma

Cop haters are a special collection of illogical people whose ideas about the world and their expectations of law enforcement are grossly inconsistent.  I’ve found that if you can actually get a cop hater to talk to you without simply … 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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