Life Outside of the Police Badge: A Story of Alcoholism and Sobriety

by Erica Jordan By the time I was a junior in high school, I knew that I was going to be a police officer. My sense of right and wrong had always been strong, and I was the one who often stood between bullies and the bullied. I knew without a doubt that this was … Continue reading Life Outside of the Police Badge: A Story of Alcoholism and Sobriety

For the Sake of Our Nation’s Heroes ~ A Widow’s Story

by Emily Arguss We need to start doing better. We need to learn how to support one another instead of tearing each other down. In a world where the only way out is through, it’s important to back up our brothers and sisters instead of pushing them out of the way to reach the top. … Continue reading For the Sake of Our Nation’s Heroes ~ A Widow’s Story

Living Someone Else’s Worst Day

Reverend D. Dean Young Senior Chaplain and President Pinellas Chaplains’ Association Inc The day had been a pleasant one, I had spent it with my family preparing for Christmas festivities. I was holding my youngest son when the alert went off. It said: Signal 7, PD/EMS Involvement, veh vs mc, engulfed in flames. The location was … Continue reading Living Someone Else’s Worst Day

“Daddy, were you brave? And how come you’re not a fireman anymore?”

by Don Prince, IMAC, NCACIP Warrior's Heart There will come a day when your son or daughter will find that photo of you that we all have had taken when we joined or made Class “A” status or got promoted. You know the one where you look somewhat awkward with your hat tipped to far … Continue reading “Daddy, were you brave? And how come you’re not a fireman anymore?”