As We End This Year, We Still Hear of Officers Down In the Line Of Duty

 

Here Is A Tribute To All Officers Who Took An Oath To Protect and Serve

 

 

Because They Deserve To Hear We Care

When people need help, they call  — not their neighbor, not their relative — but a group of dedicated men and women who respond whether they want to or not, who go toward danger to save lives rather than run away, who take an oath of honor to protect and serve not because they enjoy the power trip or adulation but because someone needed to respond and they felt called to help.

When they go through academy, they are given a lot of instructions and training but nothing can possibly prepare them for a single day on duty when people scream vile accusations, when a baby dies in their arms because of some demented person, when someone is found wandering beaten and broken in spirit far from home, when a bleeding broken body is pulled from a vehicle, or a dozen other things that they face each day.

Citizens can not possibly understand unless they walk in the shoes and wear the uniform.

In the last eight years, we have watched as the last administration ignored, scoffed at, incited bad behavior, and plunged our enforcement into a nightmare of death and fear. Yet they continued every day to do what they must to keep our people and property safe and secure.

Some say they are too rough. Some say they are horrible and vicious. Some say they are heartless and corrupt. Some have chosen to denigrate and abuse these officers. Yet these very same hate-filled excuses for citizens will immediately grasp their help with greedy hands when they and their families in some crisis are saved by these officers both two and four-footed.

These are not unfeeling robots, neither are they paragons of virtue. They are people who have families; who want to be appreciated with a kind word or smile for their service; and, who bleed and die every day in the line of duty to do their best to keep law and order in their communities. That there are people who believe so strongly in their calling is a blessing.

They feel anger that nearly every day they have to watch as criminals walk around free who are rolling in money and getting “hood” respect for the flagrant breaking of laws. That more officers are not vicious and abusive is really amazing. However, they do suffer–a few turn to alcohol or other vices to dull their emotions and pain. A few turn to suicide.

They face adversity and disappointments often. They watch as children they have sworn to help succumb to the streets, people they might know destroyed by some addiction or crime, or people who harm, kill, or abuse others in a community find their way back into their town or city despite their best efforts. They feel helpless as they see the enticement of evil consume their neighborhoods and yet despite all their efforts are unable to stop it. They witness daily the decline of community spirit, loss of respect, and understanding that has risen up over the years. Yet every day they again show up for roll call, grab their gear, and head back out for another day of duty.

They feel family issues no different than any other father, brother, sister, mother, or child and blame themselves in their hearts for not providing well for their own children,for erring on the side of being over-protective, or at times being unable to cope. They silently grieve as they witness how hard it is for families of their fallen members who have to deal with the loss of a loved one.

They are humbled by the simplest acts of kindness because they have felt fear, pain, and abuse for a very long time. They lend a helping hand even when they know that at any given moment of any given day, they may leave their own families to cope and survive without them.

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This is a visual and musical tribute to our men, women, horses, and canines who are at work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through bad times and good times in all kinds of weather responding to calls of help, stopping the bad guys, and protecting us all.

-Uriel–

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This  post kicks off the next five Wednesday Patriot music days…It is not military certainly but definitely vital to our nation.  The people here have a lot of the skills, drive, sense of community, and often have been military. This is not a Wednesday post because I wanted to honor them separately. Even as I listened to the news today, another two officers have fallen in line of duty.

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THANK YOU!

 

How many everyday citizens – no matter color, station in life, or ability would do what these officers do?

 

Where Police Meets Humanity & Heroism #2 REAL LIFE HEROES 2017
REAL LIFE HEROES
Published on Jul 10, 2016

 

 

 

FOX 10 Phoenix
Published on Jan 7, 2015

We’ve seen protests all across the country after police officers have been accused of shooting people who aren’t armed. Jarrett Maupin, a vocal critic of police during recent protests, went through force training with local authorities. FOX 10’s Troy Hayden also went through the training and discusses the results.

 

 

 

 

Police dog put down after one final ride in squad car
WTNH News8

Published on Apr 15, 2015

A flag waved at half staff next to a draped black cloth at the Ridgefield Police Department, the place where a K-9 officer once worked. Zeus, who served the department for nine years, took a final, one-way ride in a squad car to Ridgefield Veterinary Hospital.

 

 

 

I’m Going To Stand By You – ccaputo57
Published on Jul 19, 2016

 

 

 

 

Last Call – Dave Bray USA
Published on May 31, 2016

 

 

 

 

To the Families and Departments of the officers below:

There are no words that can be said to express my sorrow except that I will keep you in my prayers..

 

Officers Who Reached the End of Their Watch On Thanksgiving Day –  November 23, 2017

 

11/23/17 – DPS trooper shot to death during traffic stop on Thanksgiving – Click2 Houston

https://i2.wp.com/media.graytvinc.com/images/810*454/Damon-Allen-DPS-trooper.jpg?resize=342%2C191

 

11/23/17 – Oakland County Sheriff: Driver ‘deliberately ran down’ deputy, killing him – Detroit Free Press

 

 

 

 

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, GeorgiaDeputy Sheriff James Martin Wallace
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, GA
EOW: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TexasSenior Trooper Thomas Patrick Nipper
Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Rockford Police Department, IllinoisPolice Officer Jaimie Cox
Rockford Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Detective Sean Suiter
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Kensington Police Department, Pennsylvania
Police Officer Brian David Shaw
New Kensington Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, November 17, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. GovernmentBorder Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez
United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Cause of Death: Unidentified

Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff Eric Overall
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, MI
EOW: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TexasTrooper Damon Allen
Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Line of Duty Deaths: 118
9/11 related illness: 3
Aircraft accident: 2
Animal related: 1
Assault: 5
Automobile crash: 24
Boating accident: 2
Drowned: 5
Duty related illness: 2
Exposure to toxins: 1
Gunfire: 42
Heart attack: 12
Motorcycle crash: 4
Stabbed: 1
Struck by vehicle: 3
Unidentified: 1
Vehicle pursuit: 5
Vehicular assault: 5

By Month
January: 15
February: 11
March: 9
April: 10
May: 11
June: 11
July: 6
August: 14
September: 12
October: 11
November: 8

You can see the entire list at Officers Down Memmorial Page HERE.

About Uriel

Retired educator and constitutionalist
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10 Responses to As We End This Year, We Still Hear of Officers Down In the Line Of Duty

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  2. Shar says:

    So sad. Many unnecessary deaths, especially those killed in traffic stops. The last 8 years have damaged our law enforcement. Hopefully we will return to rule of law.

    • Uriel says:

      Yes it is Shar. On the best days they rarely get respect and often are viewed negatively. The last eight years have been a horrible time without a true patriot in office for everyone.

  3. Wise Owl says:

    Indeed sad, all because of miscreants and libtard judges who slap their wrists and let them repeat their lives of crime. If I were dictator, such scum would not see the light of day again!

    • Uriel says:

      I would put them in groups to harvest crops and work them no different than every laborer or have them on loading docks, garbage trucks — you get the picture– for exactly the same wages and if they complained then reduce their pay by a dollar an hour!

      • Uriel says:

        I would also take a tenth of their money to repay student loans, a tenth to repay parents they have leeched on and a tenth for savings.

  4. Terry says:

    A great tribute Uriel, and well deserved.
    I have 2 signs in my yard that say “We Support Law Enforcement Officers “.
    The older I get, the more I appreciate them. (now that I’m not such a menace to society as I used to be.)

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