My Mom Is A Police OfficerFamilyMy Mom Is A Police Officer<div class="ExternalClass23C64594928B43819CCE53C9A46A4BD7"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">My mom's a police officer and with what that police officer who killed that man, I get scared how everyone is acting. Killing and hurting police officers. I couldn't tell my mom I sometimes wouldn't want her to be one with times like this. I know it makes me sound like a horrible daughter. I don't have a problem with her being one, just right now, I don't want her hurt if you get what I'm trying to say. I keep this to myself and cry a lot. Sorry for bothering you.  </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass63EF840C630F458E882C826FB12A37B0"><p>​Your fears are very valid. A police officer's job, much like a soldier or a fireman puts them in more danger that many other jobs every single day. The media makes certain that we all are aware of those dangers and hear them over and over. The thing is, we need those people desperately to keep us safe and protect us from others who are trying to hurt us. They all have promised to put other's safety over their own and are not only willing, but gain great internal reinforcement from doing that. Thank goodness they are highly trained and are protected by advanced gear to increase their chances of being safe in dangerous situations.</p><p>We know that all of this does not ease your fears about the danger your mother faces. Living with first responders is not easy and it can be scary to think about especially during these times. Rather than to keep your feelings to yourself, perhaps sharing them with your Mom would be good for both of you. Let her know that although you are very proud of her and what she does, you are also scared every day for her safety. You think about what would happen to your family if something happened to her while on the job. Tell her you love her every day and thank her for the protection and security she provides everyone through her service.<br></p><p>Perhaps every morning the two of you should not only say “I love you", but should pray that you both stay safe so you can be together at the end of the day. Sometimes there is very little we can do to ensure safety, except pray! Stay close, talk often and share your feelings with one another. When she is off work, do some things together to create memories. After our parents are old and gone, that is what we have left, memories, things they taught us and funny things that were said and done.<br></p><p>Don't keep these feelings from your Mom. Give her a chance to console you and share her own feelings with you. You are a team…Mother/Daughter! Be a strong team.<br></p><p>Pat, Crisis Counselor<br></p></div>14

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