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

“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?”

“Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Destiny”

by Peggy Sweeney An open letter to a friend who is struggling with addiction. I think of you often. Tonight, I decided to put my thoughts on paper. When I was in my early forties, I was a young wife and mother with three small children. Due to circumstances at that time, I planned my … Continue reading “Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Destiny”

Remembering Tim Casey: Your Work on Earth is Done

by Peggy Sweeney I know your life On earth was troubled And only you could know the pain You weren't afraid to face the devil You were no stranger to the rain Oh, how we cried the day you left us We gathered round your grave to grieve ~ Go Rest On the Mountain lyrics, … Continue reading Remembering Tim Casey: Your Work on Earth is Done