Friday, May 20, 2011

No Greater Love

No greater love has anyone for another than to lay down their life for them.

As I watched the Fathers and Mothers, Brothers and Sisters, Husbands, Wives and Sigificant Others and the countless children that walked amongst the wall of honor at the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall it reminded me why we law enforcers do the job we do. Why we chose this profession. We chose to serve and with service comes sacrific. Sadly the ultimate sacrific is the give of ones life in service to another. Our loved ones did not sign up to do this yet they did decide to love a law enforcer. They chose to love a person dedicated to service. They choose to be in our lives and love us and we love them and appreciate them for their support of our chosen professions.

These loved ones this past week honor the memories and celebrated the life of their Fallen Hero. Their beloved law enforcement professional. Please take a minute and pray for those left behind the survivors of the fallen. Let's not forget them. We must never forget their sacrific as they loved the fallen law enforcer and must now carry on without them.

May they have peace.

Stay Safe. Be vigilant.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Peace Officer Memorial Day

87th Congress of the United States of America 76 STAT 676
To authorize the President to proclaim May 15 of each year as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day and the calendar week of each year during which such May 15 occurs as Police Week.

Whereas the police officers of America have worked devotedly and selflessly in behalf of the people of this Nation, regardless of the peril or hazard to themselves; and
Whereas these officers have safeguarded the lives and property of their fellow Americans; and
Whereas by the enforcement of our laws, these same officers have given our country internal freedom from fear of the violence and civil disorder that is presently affecting other nations;
Whereas these men and women by their patriotic service and their dedicated efforts have earned the gratitude of the Republic;
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representative of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is authorized and requested to issue proclamations (1) designating May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of the Federal, State, and municipal officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty, (2) designating in each year the calendar week during which May 15 occurs as Police Week, in recognition of the service given by the men and women who, night and day, stand guard in our midst to protect us through the enforcement of our laws, and (3) inviting the governments of the State and communities and the people of the United States to observe such day and week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Approved October 1, 1962

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Celebrating Life, Love and Hope

When I woke up this morning I had no way of knowing I would be sitting in the Emergency Room of a hospital awaiting the results of my loved ones medical test. As I sit at bed side wondering what the verdict will be I can only run down the list of the possible courses of action purposed. My loved one's eyes wide open, in pain and concerned is affected by every door opening anticipating word of the results.

Thankfully with time the healing will happen. Thankfully this time.

I walked in a Breast Cancer walk this morning and I saw a shirt with this motto on it, "Celebrating Life, Love and Hope' Tonight that seems very appropriate. In a split second, by accident,trauma occurred. I am thankful my love one survived.

Today is the day Mother's Day is celebrated in the United States. I encourage you to do something special for your mother regardless of where you live. Celebrate the life your mother gave you, the love she shared to sustain you and the hope she had in you and the life you would lead in service to others.

Have a great day.