National Police Week
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
I know in the past few years the police have been under scrutiny. This post is not about that. It is about honoring the good men and women who stand in front of me to keep me and my community safe. It is about the men and women who run towards danger when everyone else is running away. It is about giving them honor and remembering those who have died in the line of duty.
This year I am honored to have a member of my family wearing a badge. This family member is a police officer in a small town and does her job well. She is heading towards graduate school in the fall to get her Masters in Forensic Psychology. I could not be more proud. Beyond my own family member, I have many friends who wear a badge and protect. I am proud to call them friends.
To the many men and women who are good officers, I thank you.
Some superheroes wear capes…some wear a badge!
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.