It has been a horrible week for law enforcement professionals in the State of Indiana. On 28 June 2014 Deputy Sheriff Jacob Calvin of the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office was killed in a traffic crash. On 05 July 2014 Officer Perry Renn of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was shot and killed. On 06 July 2014 Officer Jeffrey Brady Westerfield of the Gary Police Department was shot and killed; 06 July was his birthday…
Everyone who has ever worn the badge, or had a family member who wears one, knows the ultimate sacrifice might be asked of them. We know in an instant, any assignment can turn into danger, then death, then unending sorrow.
When a police officer dies in the line of duty it is a tragedy for the entire community, but it is forever a memory of fellow police officers and their families. When line of duty deaths are compounded back to back to back it seems unfathomable – police officers everywhere continue to carry the swords of their fallen comrades.
Please keep these officers, their families, friends and co-workers in your prayers. Keep all law enforcement officers – those who stand the line between good and evil – in your prayers everyday.
“When I hear the call of the pipes
And the tattoo of the drums as they echo in the hills,
I will come and
stand the line.
And you should know this,
That whether you stand with me or against me,
I will fight till death.
And if the Lord should decide to take me before you,
Then you should know this.
That my brothers and sons and my sisters and
daughters will pick up my sword and continue to
Stand the line.
For oppression, anarchy and evil shall not prevail,
As long as I,
stand the line
Let us remember those warriors
Who stood beside us,
Let us remember,
We carry their swords. “
— DEA Special Agent Kevin Donnelly
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