In The Line of Duty

What is the meaning of In The Line Of Duty
It means that an officer made the Ultimate sacrifice.
It means that someone took an officers life.
A hero has fallen.
Officers who gave their all
To protect and serve us
Have been killed by someone whom they swore
To protect and serve.
It means that their badge will no longer be on their chest
And they will join The Best Of The Best
It means that family and friends are left behind
To deal with the loss of a loved one. Only having the memories of that loved one
Close to their hearts.
Something no one can ever take away.
It means that family members will stand at the officers grave
And wonder why...
Why would someone take an officers life
And leave them there to die?
If we only knew.
Today an officer will place their badge on their chest
To fulfill the dreams of heroes killed
In The Line Of Duty

A Police Officer's Prayer

Lord, I ask for courage~
Courage to face and conquer my own fears ...
Courage to take me where others will not go ...
I ask strength~
Strength of body to protect others,
and strength of spirit to lead others ...
I ask for dedication~
Dedication to my job, to do it well,
Dedication to my community, to keep it safe ...
Give me, Lord, concern for those who trust me,
and compassion for those who need me ...
And please, Lord, through it all,
be at my side ...