I found this picture looking for something else. But it made me think about the spouses of the police officers we are honoring this week. When they hear of a catastrophe and wonder. When the catastrophe strikes home.
Underneath the sound and fury of the court battles, the reviews, the risk assessments, the media, the state of the Union--and even underneath the candlelight vigils, the honor ceremonies, there is Family. Their losses are personal. Their fears are concentrated. Their pain is greater.
The Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is one group that works hard and intelligently during National Police Week and throughout the year. Their concerns should also be ours.
Illustration from Karenswhimsy.com