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Someone

That one blue ribbon.  I saw it as soon as I topped the hill.  There were no other mementos. No other ribbons.  Just one thin, blue ribbon tied at the end of the monument. And I wondered.  I wondered who tied on that ribbon.  I honestly don’t know why I wondered who it was, because…… Continue reading Someone

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Exhibit B

Remember Exhibit A?  It’s the post where I admitted how inept I am in emergency situations.  I said I suck in emergencies.  Like…I REALLY suck at them.  In case you weren’t convinced after reading Exhibit A, I present you with Exhibit B. Along with the truth of my emergency ineptness, I must admit I am…… Continue reading Exhibit B

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Exhibit A

Write the truth.  I said I would write the truth when I started this blog.  I have done that but sometimes I think what I say makes me sound a wee bit better than I really am.  So, tonight, I’ll tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.…… Continue reading Exhibit A

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Police Wives Need Good Mentors

It’s in Homer’s Odyssey where we first learn about Mentor.  When Odysseus, King of Ithaca, leaves to fight the Trojan War, he relegates the care of his household and more importantly, his son Telemachus, to Mentor.  Mentor was charged to serve as teacher and overseer of Telemachus while Odysseus was gone.  From this Greek mythological…… Continue reading Police Wives Need Good Mentors

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Find a Mentor. When You Have a Good One, Take Notes.

William Petty with Centrifuge Training, LLC recently wrote a Facebook post in response to questions he had received about becoming a firearms instructor.  As I read the very first piece of advice he gave, I thought…wow!  That applies to being a police officer’s wife, girlfriend, mother, etc.  Here’s what he said: “Find a mentor.  When…… Continue reading Find a Mentor. When You Have a Good One, Take Notes.

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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

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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