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Karen

Blood on the Blue Line

  When I was a little girl, I was so proud of my Dad; tall, handsome and strong in his police uniform. I believed that there was something magical about his job, that he was some sort of hero that went out and rescued people. As I grew older, I…...

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Death before Dishonor

We’ve all heard it – “Police officers are held to a higher standard” or “We expect more from our police force”. If this is true, why don’t we provide a higher standard of care for them? Why shouldn’t they expect more from us when they are physically and emotionally injured?…...

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Why You Should Wear A Watch On Memorial Day

We usually think of Memorial Day as the precursor to summer, a long weekend or a time to get the garden started; the real meaning is all too often forgotten. Memorial Day is more like a holiday for your memory, it is time to remember. Remember the souls that have sunk…...

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10 Reasons You Should Not Care About Police

Yup, you read that right. I know there are millions of you that hate cops, and there are millions of you that love them. I’ve given it a lot of thought and realized the haters have a point. I mean seriously, in 1962 John F. Kennedy decided to set aside an…...

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What Not to Say to Widow(er) of Suicide

What we don’t want to hear: You are strong, if anyone can handle this, you can. What did you say to make him/her do this? Chaos seems to surround you. Did you find her/him? How did he/she do it? I just can’t believe he/she did this. Did you know he/her…...

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To the Wife Who Isn’t a Widow

Believe it or not, I haven’t always been a widow.  I too once stood proudly next to my husband in the uniform; 4 tiny children filling the room behind us.  I once met widows while guilt filled my soul, “I still have my husband and she doesn’t.”  I tried to…...

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Dear Suicide Survivor

Dear Suicide Survivor, I was told that losing a loved one from suicide is one of the most traumatic experiences from which one could attempt to recover. I was told this when I too lost my husband to suicide. My husband took his own life January 16, 2016. Jonathan had…...

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