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Honoring our police officers this week. I live in a relatively small town but remember four officers who were killed in our town in my grown-up lifetime. These law enforcement personnel face hidden dangers every time they go out, things we can't even imagine, all the while trying to keep themselves and those in danger under calm control. I don't have much contact with them other than my neighbors; I know that whatever I'm asked of by them if in emergency situations that I should comply. I hold them to the highest regard and appreciate them keeping law abiding citizens safe. I always say a little prayer when I see them pull someone over on our streets, not knowing if they face danger. If you have anyone in LE, please know I'm praying for their safety every day.National Police Week.jpg

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We had two officers killed in my town a month ago.  They went to the house to check out something that wasn't right and they were both shot and killed.  The shooter was killed as well.  One officer was 37 with three small children and the other officer was 29.  They had both funerals televised and I couldn't stop crying for days.  

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@Carolina925Thank you for thinking of all the men and women who are police officers. They all need our prayers each and every moment of the day. 

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Law enforcement has my gratitude everyday.

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Thank you to our police officers! 

 

We had our state and local police memorial services last week. My sister attended both. She is retired from our  local police department. When she graduated from the academy in the late 1970s, she was the second woman on the police force. 

 

Even though she's retired, she's still very involved with the organization. She is the editor of the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) publication about news and events. She goes to meetings and conferences around the state and country. She also organized Special Olympics events and fundraisers sponsored by our local police. 

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God bless the brave police officers, Federal, local and state.

 

 

 

 

"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." BF
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@Pecky , tears sprang from my eyes as I was reading. Deepest condolences to you and your community in your loss.

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My great grandfather was a city police officer.  

 

He is listed on the Officer Down website.

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A big thank you to all of the police officers out there. They put their lives on the line for us everyday and are often treated horribly with blatant disrespect. It has to be very difficult for them to do their jobs when the criminals seem to have all the rights. I'm sure it takes a toll on their families as well. 

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Thanks, @Carolina925 .   I'm grateful every day for the "thin blue line"  risking their all for us.   It takes a very special person to undertake this essential but very dangerous societal role.