Wishing You A Safe, Happy and Healthy Holiday Season from CopsAlive

It has been a tough year for law enforcement officers around the world.  Here in the United States, Line of Duty deaths are up 42% according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and the number of officers killed by gunfire is up 19%.

It is our mission at CopsAlive.com to “Save the Lives of Those Who Save Lives” and we do this by helping law enforcement officers around the world plan for safe, happy and healthy lives both on the job and beyond.

As this year comes to a close we are planning big things for 2011 to include on-line education programs, as well as on-site training, to help you survive this very dangerous and toxic career in law enforcement.

Until then we wanted to send you all our thanks and best wishes for a Happy, Safe and Healthy Holiday Season whereever, and how ever you serve.

We are including a wonderful poem from the great people at www.PolicePoems.com

Stay Safe!

“Angels In Blue”

I had this friend you see, who loved
God, Country, You and me.

My friend went to work day or night
the peace to keep, so you and I could sleep.

He worked the holidays and weekends,
away from family and friends.
To keep this peace for you and me.

Each day this friend put his life on the line
to spare yours and mine.

Then one day he paid the price, he gave his life.

You’ve done well my friend, patrolling these earthly streets.
Now it’s time to walk on Heaven’s beat.

The next time you see a Police Officer or two,
remember they are one of God’s Angels in Blue.

And God said; “Blessed are the Peace Makers.”

By Lieutenant Stanley Hascher
(Department Unknown)

Source: http://www.policepoems.com/AngelsInBlue.htm

Photo Credit: Imp_4897 by Meri Tosh as Creative Commons on Flickr.com

CopsAlive.com was founded to provide information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers.  We help law enforcement officers and their agencies prepare for the risks that threaten their existence.

We do this by Helping Law Enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful lives on the job and beyond.  We think the best strategy is for each officer to create a tactical plan for their own life and career.

The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) works with individuals and organizations to help them create and sustain success in their lives and careers as law enforcement professionals.  It is the primary goal of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute to become the preeminent source for training, resources and information about how to create and sustain a happy, healthy and successful life and career while providing superior law enforcement service to your community.

About Editor

John Marx was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city's Community Oriented Governance initiative through the police department's Community Policing project. Today John combines his skills to consult with businesses about improving both their security and their customer service programs. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John was devastated and began researching the problems that stress creates for police officers. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into CopsAlive.com. Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! CopsAlive.com gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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