Mama Bear Gets Angry
I’m scared, and angry. In the span of an hour six officers were shot in two states in what is described as an ambush. One has died, Officer Matthew Baxter. This hero is part of our family, as are all law enforcement officers. There is a bond that is unbreakable and indescribable. Behind all of this are spouses sitting at home, scared, trying to comfort their children, trying not panic, or pick up the phone to continually check on their LEO. This is when it sucks to be a LEOW, but it’s also a time of immense pride. We will watch as our family of law enforcement comes out in droves to support each other.
As a LEOW I’m in a high anxiety zone as my husband walks out the door for his 16-hour shift, with my boys telling him, “Daddy be safe.” Why in the world should a child need to be concerned for their father as he leaves for work, simply because he wears a blue uniform. The violence against police officers, and each other must stop. This is out of control. It feels like I’m living in the twilight zone, because this cannot be happening, AGAIN.
As a society people need to stand up and say NO MORE! The riots, violence, ambushes, safe-spaces, statues. Come on be real. At one point in time police were respected, they were valued, and appreciated. That is no longer the case. It seems now that they are simply dispensable. If you want to make a name for yourself you go kill a cop, the hell with the consequences.
It’s not okay, and it will not be tolerated. I’m so sick of hearing about racial injustice in the legal system, or how cops are just out to kill or beat people. I’m at a loss for words on how ridiculous those statements are, and how very much they just piss me off.
Antifa, BLM, Neo-Nazi’s, White supremacists, KKK, Jihadists, all need to go take a seat. Raise your children to respect themselves, and one another, stop the hate, and violence, because it damn sure is being taught at home. Teach your children compassion, and inclusiveness, we don’t need to be segregated by race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual identity. We are all part of the human race, including our officers. Moreover, it’s about damn time that everyone starts remembering this.
As part of the Thin Blue Line Family, I will always support Law Enforcement. It does not matter to me if you’re Black, White, Asian, Spanish, Muslim, gay, straight, man, or woman. If you wear that uniform and uphold the laws of our country, our states, and our communities with honor and dignity, I will always have your back. I will always defend you. I will always condemn the hatred directed towards you. I will always raise awareness of your greatness, and heroics. Most of all, I will always be grateful, that there are still people like you who will serve and protect our country, at the risk of losing it all, day in and day out.
You are not invisible. You are not forgotten. Most of all you are very much loved and appreciated by your country, your state, your community, GOD, and all of the families who stand Behind The Thin Blue Line.
Marissa Cullen is the wife of a police officer, an Air Force veteran, and a stay at home mom to 2 boys. She is a contributing writer on various Law Enforcement publications, a outspoken supporter of public safety and the owner of Behind The Thin Blue Line, a law enforcement advocacy group. She is a speaker to many law enforcement groups and their families on the challenges and joys of being part of the thin blue line. She is also graduate of the University of New Haven.
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