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Thread: Back from Police Week
05-19-11, 07:25 PM #1
Back from Police Week
I had the distinct honor of attending Police Week for the second time. Having just returned, I can say, without reservation, that I plan on attending again next year.The fellowship among officers from is overwhelming. In attendance this year were officers from as far away as New Zealand and England. Department sizes ranged from small "Mayberry Cops," like me, to members of the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles police departments. Sheriff's Departments, Corrections Officers, Game Wardens and Federal Officers all stood shoulder to shoulder to recognize the ultimate sacrifice made by each person whose name is inscribed on the Memorial Wall. At the candle light vigil, thousands of Officers, regardless of whether their badge is a shield or a star, whether their uniform is blue or brown, regardless of their politics, all raised a candle to the sky to remind the surviving familes of the appreciation and support they have. The light served as a reminder to me that we are all in this together, and though we may work alone, we are never alone. I knew that as I stood in the middle of the crowd that I was surrounded by brothers and sisters that would, without hesitation, put their lives on the line, not only for each other, but for me, my family and the communities they serve. I was surrounded by people that are willing to make this sacrifice every day, and for that and their service, I was truly thankful.For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
05-19-11, 08:38 PM #2
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05-19-11, 08:41 PM #3
It was really beautiful and awe-inspiring, and I'm honored to have been in such company.
05-23-11, 09:52 PM #4
I always have to work
Hope I can make it next year...Calm Like A Bomb...
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