I am A Police Wife

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I am a police wife.

 

 

 

That is not a simple statement. If you never been to my blog before you can read here, here, and here. I have written about this topic a lot, because liked I said; I am a police wife is not a simple statement. 

 

If you have seen the news, been on facebook, or really talked to anyone I am sure that you’ve heard about the two shootings that occurred in the past couple days. Let’s just say that I am shocked about the things people say. Every police officer spends countless amount of months in the academy, many hours in extra classes and there is that support thin blue linechance every day that they could make a mistake in that decision they make in a split second. But, I am sure you never made a mistake in your job right?

 

Now I preference this writing with, there are good cops and there are bad cops. There are over 1.1 million police officers in the United States, so we all know there will be some bad cops in that group. But that does not mean all cops are bad cops. To the people who jump to conclusions about all cops are bad, or racist. Have you ever really thought about those words you say? Do you know who these cops are? They are husbands, fathers, sons, wives, mothers, parents, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles. They are real people. They are not out there to ruin your life. Those men and women are sworn in to protect the law, even if that means sacrificing their lives for you.

 

Fifty-Three men and women have died protecting you this year. Fifty-Three. Where are all those wives and husbands who lost their loved ones on facebook, ranting and yelling? How come when a police officer dies, that doesn’t make the top news? Well, I think it should. But no, those loved ones lay their officer down to rest, knowing they will never get another conversation with them again. Did you know 21 police officers died of gunfire? That means 21 people killed 21 police officers. How the hell does that not make the news? That doesn’t make sense.

 

I guess, that I am so upset that we all jump to conclusions. NONE of us know what happened in those videos. You have no right blasting police officers on social media or anything for that matter. Every story you read is one sided. Every single one. No one talks about how you didn’t do something right at your job? I don’t think either of those officers went into work today and said: “I hope I have to pull my gun today.” Actually, that is probably a cops worst nightmare is having to pull their gun.

If you are standing with a person and they threaten you, what are you going to do? Stand there, and maybe let them kill you? But, what if they didn’t have a gun and they were just saying they did. You can see how things get very grey very quickly. You know, if you never break the law most likely you will never have to deal with a cop ever? Maybe we should all focus on behaving instead of going against cops. Don’t like cops? Well then, don’t break the law. Don’t hang out with people who break the law. It could be as simple as that.

 

My husband is a police officer. I am a police wife. He is not racist. He does not judge. He has a kind soul, and would do anything for anyone. He works hard. He writes you a ticket if your speeding. He stops that drunk driver, that might have killed you on the road. He deals with the people you don’t want to deal with in the public. He deals with your problems. He stays awake at night so you can sleep. He is protecting you and your family. He is my family. He is the love of my life. He is a police officer. 

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I am a police wife.

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  • Amy Smith

    I had tears in my eyes as I read tour powerful words. I wholeheartedly agree with you .

  • I couldn’t agree more with this. My newsfeed a tonight have been flooded with articles and posts from those who are on each “side”. It saddens me to see so many people categorize all cops as being bad when they work every day to protect those in their communities. My husband goes to work every day wearing a bullet proof vest and carrying a gun. I couldn’t imagine him not coming home to me. There’s two sides to every story and like you said, if less people broke the law then these things wouldn’t happen as often. Laws are in place for a reason and most of these cops are just doing their job.

  • Kara, this was so beautiful and I couldn’t agree more. It breaks my heart to see all the awful things people say presumptively about cops, when they don’t realize all the sacrifices they make for everyone out there, not just you and me. They would literally give up their life to save another person, and for that I will always stand behind the men and women in blue. Love this, and I’m glad you said exactly what I’ve been wanting to say for a long time.

  • I applaud your husband for doing an extremely tough job, and I’m sure it’s tough to be his wife too. I couldn’t imagine. I 100% trust police officers and feel like they all have the public’s best interest at heart.

    I think a big issue with some of these issues, especially the MN one, is that they weren’t doing anything against the law at all. Having a weapon, having the license to carry it, letting the officer know that he had the weapon and license and still being shot in cold blood. That’s the issue that someone is dead but they weren’t doing anything illegal.