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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

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Practice

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

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Reflections

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