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Every Single Day

11 Jul

Police

My husband was a police officer for 18 years. I was a police officer’s wife for 18 years. I experienced the police world up close and personal. To say it’s a tough job is like saying Goliath was a big guy. Our men and women in blue put their lives on the line EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Stop and think about that.

The enemy they face doesn’t wear a uniform. The enemy they face doesn’t swear allegiance to a foreign power. The enemy they face doesn’t follow a charismatic leader. The enemy they face … is people just like us. Our police officers have to make split-second decisions EVERY SINGLE DAY that may impact themselves and others for the rest of their lives.

With little or no warning.

We’re quick to thank our military for putting their lives on the line when they are deployed – and so we should. Our police force is deployed EVERY SINGLE DAY. In every city. In every county. In every state. All across the United States.

Our police officers now face increased hostility.

EVERY SINGLE DAY there are women with some creep stalking them. There are elderly people with dementia who need to be found. There are store clerks who push a panic button when someone demands money. There are frantic parents with a teenager who has run away. There are drunk drivers who threaten everyone on the road.

If we demonize the police … who will answer these calls?

In Europe EVERY SINGLE DAY there are “no-go zones” where lawlessness and violence reign. Places that used to be just like our neighborhoods. Places now too dangerous for their police forces to enter. Places run by people who disrespected the laws that were in place for years, decades, centuries. Places run by the type of people who shoot at police officers and get away with it.

If we don’t support our police officers,
we come closer to living like that EVERY SINGLE DAY.

God bless the men and women in blue who stand between us and what can happen without them.

~ Pegg Thomas

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10 responses to “Every Single Day

  1. kararhunt

    July 11, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Every Single Day we need to pray and thank God for those who put themselves in harm’s way for us.

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  2. Joy Avery Melville

    July 11, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Excellent post! We have some amazing heroes in blue who go without special recognition, but it doesn’t stop them from performing their very best. I thank God for our law enforcement personnel daily!

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  3. Robin Patchen

    July 11, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Amen and well said, Pegg. Thank you.

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  4. Candice Sue Patterson

    July 11, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Thank you, Pegg’s hubby, for your protection and service. It takes a special, disciplined, and skilled person to be an officer. The Bible states as the world moves closer to the end, an uprise against authority will ensue. Heaven help us as parents to teach our children to respect authority from day one.

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    • Pegg Thomas

      July 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

      You’re right about needing to teach our children to respect the laws and those who enforce them. It’s an amazing thing … but people who respect the badge and obey the laws don’t wind up in the system. Imagine that.

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  5. jerichakingston

    July 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you so much for this, Pegg. We take God’s blessings–including law enforcement–for granted. Thanks to Michael, and you, too, for holding down the fort.

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  6. Jeanne Washburn

    July 11, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    So, so very true. I was an officers wife, too, for about 6 years and I also have lived it firsthand. Thank you for this, Pegg.

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    • Pegg Thomas

      July 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      It sounds trite, but you really do have to live the life to understand it. The same for the military. There are some things that have to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

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