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Looks Can Be Deceiving

Looks can be deceiving. Take Houston PD’s chief of police, Art Acevedo and HPOU president Joe Gamaldi. First, there’s Art. He’s straight-up got the “cop-look”. Swarthy and good-looking. Manly. Reeking with machismo. Squared away and buttoned-up. Gig-line straight. Brass polished. Commanding attention and respect. Articulate. Intelligent. Giving his press conferences in two languages so everyone…… Continue reading Looks Can Be Deceiving

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It’s About Time…

HR 5698 passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a not-even-close vote of 382-35.  This “Protect and Serve Act” provides Federal penalties for people who deliberately target local, state, and Federal law enforcement officers with violence. 

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Without him…

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Zackari.  When I sat with his wife and held her hand I could see in her eyes that her life was over.”  – Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock Sheriff Spurlock was speaking about Gracie Parrish, the wife of  Deputy Zackari Parrish who was killed on duty in…… Continue reading Without him…

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Silence

Silence.  That’s what you’ve heard from me.  Silence about the Las Vegas shootings.  Silence because it takes me time to process events like this.  Silence because I process these events quietly and privately.  And, you know, I almost never do anything quietly.  But senseless killings take me to a much quieter place where I have…… Continue reading Silence

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Water Seeks Its Own Level

Warning:  I make no promises this post will not contain a bit of profanity.  You can overlook it and cut me some slack or you may wish to not read any further. Either way works for me because sometimes, a situation just calls for a bad word or two here and there. I often recommend…… Continue reading Water Seeks Its Own Level

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My Faith is Bigger than My Fear

The biggest question I get from people when they find out that my husband and my son are police officers is always one of these two questions: “Doesn’t his job scare you to death?” “Don’t you worry about him all the time?” Well, I’m going to tell you the truth…because you know I write the…… Continue reading My Faith is Bigger than My Fear

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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