#thinblueline · police · police badge · police humor · police life · police mom · police wife · thin blue line · truth · truth is stranger than fiction

Fill ‘er Up

Truth is stranger than fiction.  Especially in police work.  I mean seriously…most people wouldn’t believe some of the total weirdness that happens.  You just can’t make it up.  Grab some milk and cookies and settle in for tonight’s tale.  I’ve titled it:  Fill ‘er Up. My guy was a motorcycle officer for several years.  The…… Continue reading Fill ‘er Up

Armed Forces Day · Courageous · Military · Military families · police · police life · Police Week · police wife · Protectors · Some Paid All · Steadfast · strong women

Courageous. Steadfast. Protectors

  Much of what I write about police and their families applies to our military personnel as well.  They are two brotherhoods—different and yet the same.  Both willing to go when others flee.  Both willing to serve and protect.  Both willing to lay down their lives for people they don’t even know. Today on Armed…… Continue reading Courageous. Steadfast. Protectors

MAGA · May 15 · National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial · police · police life · Police Week · Remembering · Some Paid All · Trump Remarks

Their Mission

“No one asked these selfless men and women to enlist in this righteous cause, or to enroll as foot soldiers in the eternal struggle against crime and violence.  They joined the cause because their hearts were big and full of amazing courage.  They joined because they cared so deeply for the innocent and helpless and…… Continue reading Their Mission

Centrifuge Training · Perfect Practice Makes Perfect · police · police life · Police Week · police wife · Practice · Remembering · Some Paid All · survive · thin blue line · training


This week has been set aside for memorializing police officers who have died in the line of duty.  I have thought a lot about these officers.  I have thought about the three I personally knew.  I thought about how every single day officers put their lives on the line.  I thought about what they could…… Continue reading Practice

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial · police · police badge · police life · police mom · Police Week · police wife · Remembering · Some Paid All · thin blue line


I took the picture.  I didn’t see it in the moment.  But, there it is casting its image in the shadow.  The shadow on a tombstone of one who made the ultimate sacrifice. There in the shadow, the vaguely visible red stripes symbolize the valor of this officer who upheld it and what it stood…… Continue reading Reflections

May 15 · National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial · police · Remembering · Some Paid All · thin blue line


21,183 who answered the call to protect and serve.   21,183 who put the safety of others above their own safety.  21,183 who didn’t live long enough.  21,183 families who will never be the same.  21,283 who served selflessly.  21,183 who paid the ultimate price. 21,183 names engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.…… Continue reading 21,183

anxiety · back to the future · police · police life · police mom · police wife · survive · thin blue line · time travel

Time Travel

I am a time traveler.  Not the Dr. Who-Marty McFly-Phil Connors-Terminator-Bill & Ted-Dr. Spock kind.  I don’t have a time-skipping phone booth or a DeLorean or a TARDIS.  I’ve never piloted the Starship Enterprise.  I’ve never been beamed-up.   Even so, I have earned a significant number of reward miles through my time travels. Time travel…… Continue reading Time Travel