On this, the 13th day of 2010, we have already had 9 Line of Duty deaths for officers, bringing the documented total up to 19,984 officers killed in the line of duty. Organizations are uncovering officers from the past everyday, so this month we may reach 20,000 officers in our history.
We have to stop this trend. I’m asking all my friends and family to pray for the next 18 days. Please pray for our police officers, sheriffs, deputies, and troopers. Please pray for their safety and well-being. Pray that the violence that is planned against them will cease (that “no weapon formed against them will prosper”). Pray for peace in our communities. Pray for safety on the highways. Pray that they can eat meals and attend services in peace. Pray that not one officer out there feels alone or forsaken.
And to all my officer friends out there, we’re going to pray. We’re going to see God turn the tide. And if you feel alone, call me.