These are dark days for law enforcement. I am not too proud to ask for prayer. Please think of us (all those in the law enforcement family) when you pray. Before my husband walked out the door tonight I said, “I want to make sure I kiss you, just in case it’s the last time.” That’s typical talk in a leo’s home, (the same way Criminal Minds episodes are hashed out across the dinner table as “training” lol), but somehow now it’s different. I think it’s possible that it might be the last time. When my husband started in law enforcement line of duty deaths were a tragic rare occurrence, not an every day one. I don’t live in constant fear and trembling; my husband’s days are in the Lord’s hand and already numbered just like everyone else’s, but we all want many more days with our loved one, right?
And when I see a mother of a newborn baby, who she never even got to bring home from the hospital, wow. Don’t even know how to respond to that.
I want my husband to be here to teach my son how to ride his two-wheeler and to walk his girls down the aisle. I don’t want that cut short because someone hated him for no other reason that the uniform he wore and the laws he pledged to uphold. No, people, the police do not create the laws, they just enforce them. Which makes this job even harder. These officers aren’t dying for policies they even made!
To serve and protect. So if you get pulled over tomorrow for speeding, thank the officer for doing his job. Tell him you are sorry for all the brothers and sisters he has lost recently and you are sorry you were speeding. He might just let you go with a warning. And if you ran the stop sign don’t start barking at him to spend his time looking for real criminals. At that moment, you are the criminal. And remember if you need them to come, they will. Regardless of how you treated him on your last traffic stop. Are there bad cops out there? Of course there are. But they are the minuscule minority. Believe me. 99.5% of them are good guys trying to make a living doing a job they love. And just trying to get home to their families alive.