Peace Officer Memorial Day

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”  – Romans 12:15

As I am closing in on 3o years in law enforcement this year, I am so thankful for all of my many blessings. I know we share so many of these.

We have countless friends and brothers and sisters in blue (brown, grey, etc.) I am certain we would have never met had it not been for this career.

There are a thousand great stories (some scary, some funny, some sad) which have enriched our lives.

There is so, so much to rejoice over and for which to be thankful.

But, there is weeping as well.

I attended the North Carolina Peace Officer Memorial Day service in Fayetteville this week.

I sat across the aisle from a young family, a wife and two young daughters, of one of our brothers who was gunned down last year while answering a call for service.

The weeping of those little girls while their daddy’s bio was being read, while his flag was being placed, and while Matt played taps, broke my heart.

To honor this verse, we must never forget the many blessings we enjoy, but we must never forget the families of those who have fallen – those who weep.  

 

 

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