Thursday, May 14, 2009

National Police Week

This week marks National Police Week, a time when we remember those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Last year, 146 officer gave the ultimate sacrifice for serving their communities.

It is often a thankless job, but is full of a lot of its own rewards - knowing a child will no longer be neglected, knowing a drug-dealer is off the streets, knowing a gun can no longer fall into the wrong hands, knowing a woman is out of the reach of her abusive husband, knowing another person will not be attacked, another car will not be stolen, another gas station will not be robbed, knowing good people can sleep safely at night.

But as I sincerely pray for the families of these lost loved ones, I also pray we do not lose any more. And I sincerely thank the law enforcement community for their passion to protect and serve.

Note to Self: And now, I dub myself the Sara Lee of Precinct 3, as I resigned myself to the kitchen last night to make goodies for my cop's squad as a meager thank you - fudge brownies by me, pound cake from his mom, and toffee chocolate chip cookies from his sister. They'll be working on those for a week!

2 comments:

the Grit said...

Hi MJ,

I'll try and get my old truck running fast enough to get a speeding ticket to help keep our local police department funded.

the Grit

kweenmama said...

Yay to cops every where! My dad was one in our small town, until he became the firechief. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for police officers and firefighters.