Whatever crises our officers undergo, they need us, and they need us to be strong. Depending on the circumstances, we could be the ones who are there for them to talk out some of the emotion. But when it’s too big for us, we can come alongside and love them enough to get them the…

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The in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has resulted in protests in many cities throughout our nation. The weight of non-stop video, protests, riots, accusations, and social media exchanges is heavy for most, and especially for the nation’s law enforcement officers and their families. If you’ve been a part of the blue line family…

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Dear Friends, The world is going through some crazy times, and we hope you are well and blessed in the midst of it. We understand it’s been a difficult few months for many, but we truly hope you are not only surviving, but thriving. Several have asked how COVID has affected How2LoveOurCops, as a lot…

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Life has changed a lot during this COVID-19 pandemic. “Shelter in Place” and “Social Distancing” have become household words. Zoom is the new hang out space. More people are homeschooling than not. Masks are the new wardrobe accessory. Personal bubbles have expanded to “six feet apart.” Crazy. Who would’ve thought? A friend of mine threw…

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I grow weary of the way life has become these last weeks. Inhibited. Bored. Days passing without adventure, without interaction. At the mercy of an unseen enemy that seems on one hand a stealthy killer, and on the other, a bark bigger than its bite. And I puzzle over what is the truth… And the…

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Each year I choose a word that becomes the theme in my mind and actions. It gives focus to the ways I plan, my attitude, my goals. Words from previous years include “run,” “speak,” “fearless,” and “restore.” I usually pray and then wait for the right word towards the end of each year, and I…

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H2LOC VP-Active Duty Janine also runs a spouse group for the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office called “Thrive 10-35.” This is an adaptation of her letter to their group in response to COVID-19—we thought it appropriate and applicable to spouses and family members everywhere: Dear Family: Our loved ones (cops), first responders, medical professionals and…

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40 Days of Connection It’s official in California. Shelter in place. So here at the Newman residence, three of the “kids” have come home to our pseudo-empty nest and the five of us are “sheltering.” Many of our plans have been cancelled for the next six weeks at least, and our travel plans have changed…

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I cracked open my eyes and squinted. It was very dark outside, but all the lights were on in the house. In another room, I heard Chief talking. That’s not a good sign. My thoughts went to the date…October 23rd. It marks the 1st Anniversary of a nightmare…the on-duty suicide of a friend in Chief’s…

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