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

“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?”

Why and How: Thoughts from a Police Officer’s Wife

by Aly Tuttle This morning, I woke up as my husband was getting ready to head into work. Today is his normal day off, yet he is going in to work some overtime and to lead the range training for the other officers. I saw his range uniform lying there. He got dressed. I gave … Continue reading Why and How: Thoughts from a Police Officer’s Wife

The Pink Cross

by Tami Bulik I carry her spirit and the spirits of many others along with me through this life and they will remain forever in my heart. They will continue to remind me that sometimes, the only thing I can do is just be there for my patient and let them know that someone does … Continue reading The Pink Cross

Who Would I Be?

by Dana Read Dana's previous article, A Day in the Life of an Addict with PTSD, about her struggle with addiction. -------------- Heading down a dark path, I've had my moments of crying, screaming and wishing I were dead. Moments of remembering it all, trying to take it all back and drowning out the pain. I … Continue reading Who Would I Be?