Friday, September 19, 2014

Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis

Dear friends,

It is with great sadness I announce that Travis County Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis lost her life in the Line Of Duty.  Please pray for her family, friends and colleagues as they prepare to honor her life and lay her to rest.

We will be honoring her and all law enforcement officers who have had their lives taken In The Line Of Duty next week at our annual conference in Winnepeg, Canada.

Stay Safe,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11 nationally recognized call for help

Happy Patriot's Day! 
Never Forget all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Pray for the families left behind. Pray for all our first responders. Pray for a day of Peace for our nation. 
Have a safe day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

More law enforcement officers lose their lives by their own hands than by criminal assailants.

Who rescues the Rescuers as the darkness of incidents one can't unsee closes in ?

This is a reality in law enforcement.  I know of over ten in my career.

Officers bring the message of "there is hope and so much more to live for " to citizens we encounter during our shifts attempting suicide yet embarrassment and fear of stigma sometime prevent a first responder for reaching out and seeking help.

Please keep our first responders in prayer.

I pray, Lord protect their hearts, minds and souls as they do their duty give them sound minds with a daily cleansing and renewing that only your can impart.  We lift each and everyone up to you believing you will guide them Safely Through.  Thank you, Lord. Amen.

If you or someone one you know needs help please contact :

Or your police employ assistance program.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a (often) temporary problem that leaves trauma for your loved ones when you make that choice.  Choose help.


You are not alone.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

No One need be alone

It is just a few weeks until our Annual Training Conference which is being held in Winnepeg, Canada.  I hope you and your family are doing well.

As your Chaplain, I am checking in to see how you are doing and to let you know about a few services available to IAWP members.

As a sisterhood we walk this journey of life together with all it's ups and downs.  We want to share in Celebrations and times of need. Tell us of your promotions, weddings, births, children heading to college, retirement also your illnesses or family member illnesses or their passings.  Let us join you.

I can be reached  I can arrange times for us to communicate internationally (we are in different time zones around the globe ). Communication between us will remain confidential unless you request I share your situation.

No woman is an island nor should any of us try to be.  This network is in place to support and help each other.  When you joined IAWP you joined a sisterhood.

Here is the link to the Chaplain Cornerand to our Memorial Section.  All known bereavements are entered into this area.

As I prepare for this year's memorial ceremony, please let me know of any additional law enforcement officers who you know of that lost their lives in the Line of Duty.

Also let me know of officers or IAWP members who have passed away and you do not see listed.  Because our organization encompasses the planet I do not always get all the news of deaths.

I truly appreciate your help.  I am looking to form a Chaplain's Committee to include advisors to represent our diversity of beliefs.
If you are interested in being a part of this committee please contact me.

This organization is a major blessing.  Participate and share your accomplishments, dreams, goals and concerns.  You never know who you could inspire, who could share your dreams and how your story could help change our world.

There is more good than bad in our world, continue being The Good.

Stay Safe.


Tamia Dow
IAWP Chaplain
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