As many of you know my Hubby is a retired police officer. I am thrilled to wake up every morning and see his sleeping face. I am excited every afternoon to come home and either see him or read a note that he is out and about doing something fun. I've waited 30 years for him to come back to me. He has given every up holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, BB Q's, church functions, family time, blizzards, rain storms, and so many other times when I wanted him home, he went to work.
Because he was needed-
"The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few, or the one". Spock in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Last night, in a small New Hampshire town called Greenland, a drug bust went very bad. 5 police officers were shot. 2 were treated and sent home. 2 are in ICU with shots to the chest, 1 is dead.
Police Chief Michael Maloney, 48 years old, was killed in the line of duty. He was set to retire next Friday April 20th. He was coming home to his family. He would now be able to take care of them. He would now be part of all those moments in family time. Instead, the family is planing his funeral.
I ask that you join me in prayer for the family of fallen Police Chief Maloney and for the others who are home recovering and in ICU. Pray for the families of police men and woman everywhere. In every town, in every state all across America there are brave men and woman running towards bullets.
We have a niece who is married to a small town cop. I pray for Nicholas - go home after every shift. Go home and let your family enjoy you. Wear your vest and may God protect you.
I plan to hug a retired cop today, often. And pray for others.