The last couple weeks have been emotionally charged. Our community has been hit pretty hard with the shooting of a police officer. When the news first hit of the shooting, Sergeant Greg Moore was alive. In critical condition, but still hanging on for his life. My prayers were going out to his wife and children as the hours progressed. Never did the thought come to my mind that he would not make it, because in my mind and heart, the good guys always win.
Here is the cold hard fact: they don’t. Times have changed. We have seen police smeared through the news for their bad decisions. We have seen officers shot and killed in the line of duty, but even worse, police officers being ambushed, murdered. Set up to their death as many people celebrate.
Do you personally know a law enforcement officer? As many of you know, I do. I have known many officers in my adult life. As a matter of fact, I am married to one. Although, I cannot say I have liked every officer I have known, I have always held them in high regard. These men and women do things I would never want to do. You know all those people we do not want to talk to or deal with….they don’t want to either, but they do it with diplomacy and respect with a readiness to act, just in case. Officers see things that we cannot even imagine. They deal with the horrific. Traffic accidents, suicides, beatings, and must keep their composure. They look for our lost or wayward children, rescue us from vicious dogs, and stand watch for us. They are trained in multi-faceted areas. They have to train, practice and master zero to one hundred in a matter of seconds and be able to drive that fast too. They interact with the best in our society and the worst with no thoughts of themselves, other than, they want to go home to their family tonight and kiss and hug their wife and kids. If you have ever been with an officer when they are off-duty, you will see they are always on the job. They are always observing, always protecting, always ready.
But this is real life and the good guys do not always win. Sergeant Moore died within 24 hours of being shot in the face. K27 and your family have paid the ultimate price.
In light of this tragedy, I want to commend my community. When our culture and society has taught disregard, disrespect, and dishonor to our law enforcement officers, you have set a very high standard of integrity, honor, and love. You have shown our law enforcement community that you appreciate, love, and value their service, sacrifice, and their life, and for that I am truly grateful.
To all the law enforcement officers around our country, thank you for the incredible burden and sacrifice you carry. I appreciate that you continue on despite the cultural opposition. Without you, chaos would reign.
To the men and women serving in Kootenai County. You have suffered great loss and your community has stood behind you.Wwe will not tolerate disrespect and dishonor of our officers. Thank you for standing watch for us! Thank you for your service and protection!
To the Moore family, thank you for serving this community with kindness and respect for all people. Thank you Lindy Moore for paying the ultimate price with such honor and integrity! You have lived every spouses nightmare. Thank you for representing us well! Know that you are remembered and prayed for.
To all the officers I know personally (I wish I could list you all!:)) Love your wife/ husband and family! Stand strong! We love you!
And lastly, to my husband and my hero, I am so very proud of you and the deputy you have become. You are a light in a very dark and hopeless world. You are a man of high integrity, honor, and godliness. Always keep your eye on the Giver of Life and the Savior of our souls, Jesus Christ!
I LOVE YOU!
K27…..Rest in Peace!
In the past couple weeks, I have seen even more officers shot in the line of duty all over the country. Please pray for our officers! I think we are in a crucial time in our cultural, let’s set a standard of excellence by honoring our law enforcement officers.