Thankful Thursdays…For Our Police Officers

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Thankful Thursdays…For Our Police Officers


Many communities have been honoring their police officers and other law enforcement officers this week. In 1962 President John F Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Police Officers Day. The calendar week in which May 15 falls is National Police Officers Week. 


This week recognizes the law enforcement officers who lost their lives while in the line of duty. 


My brother is a retired city of Houston Police Officer and we have 3 family members currently on the force. 


I know the sacrifices they make. It isn’t just working on holidays. It’s going forward where there may be armed criminals around the corner so that our lives may be protected. 

Their families make adjustments to their events and holiday celebrations and worry when news of a shooting or incident is on the news. They cannot relax until after their loved one returns. 


Not every officer comes home at the end of their shift and this is what this day and week honor. 


As of December 31, 2021, 458 state, federal, tribal, and local law enforcement officers died in the line of duty. Do the math, that’s more than one officer killed each calendar day.


Thank you to the many men, women, and canines who protect us 24 hours a day 7 days a week, no matter the weather or circumstances. 

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Comments (25)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, thank goodness for our police force, and sure miss my previous neighbor.   He was over the detectives for Aurora, but moved to FL.

May 19, 2022 06:39 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes so much gratitude is what we should all feel for those in Blue Kathy. Good for you that you have these hard-working family members helping their communities! 

May 19, 2022 06:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  I did not know that many have died in the line of duty in 1 year.  I hope your family members will be safe.


May 19, 2022 07:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - those statistics are so sad.  It really angers me to hear some politicians talk of these heroes as if they are the enemy.  Thank you to your family that serves,

May 19, 2022 08:08 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

It is nice to see those on the left realize the constant beating up on the police is NOT helping them get re-elected.

May 19, 2022 08:19 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

A very sunny good morning to you Kathy Streib So true we must honor our police as well as emergency services providers. I sit on the local Sheriff Advisory Council here in Mohave County.  Sometimes the issue is county officials want to hire more non-essential personnel (here the County hired 2 people to educate citizens about vaccines) while the county sheriff department has the same number of deputies it had 30 years ago with 1/3 of the population it has today. 93,497 in 1990 while in 2020 the population is 213,267.

May 19, 2022 08:40 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I am thankful and grateful for all of our brave police men and woman for serving our communities day in and day out.  They deserve our respect ++.  This is just a small thing but I've been noticing people are speeding more around Phoenix - not just a little more like 15 , 20 or more miles above the speed limit.  And there is a lot of swerving in and out of traffic making it more dangerous for everyone. Yesterday I saw the beginning of a crack down on speeders by officers - and it was a very welcome site to see.

May 19, 2022 09:16 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kat Palmiotti yes, we can't forget to honor our canine officers. 

Roy Kelley I don't know if I ever knew that about your father. 

May 19, 2022 11:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin I'm in agreement with you!  I know that my brother was happy to retire when he did. Don"t get me started. 

Nina Hollander, Broker we had some officers who were ambushed earlier this year. That is so wrong. 

May 19, 2022 11:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib it seems hardly a day goes by these days without hearing of an attack on a first responder. Makes me sick.

May 19, 2022 11:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

It probably is Brian England During one of the 2020 riots, my nephew had to stand outside the main station while bricks were thrown at them. 

Joan Cox that would have been a good neighbor to have. Hope he's enjoying FL. 

May 19, 2022 11:22 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we need to say thank you to our men and women in blue every chance we get.  They keep our communities safe for us all.

May 19, 2022 11:34 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 thank you.  They do so much more than write tickets! 

Will Hamm we've been lucky.  Thank you very much.

May 19, 2022 11:54 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Grant Schneider  I really get upset when those in government who supported defunding, asked for police protection. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty it's self real change in heart. 

May 19, 2022 11:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Leanne Smith no one is held accountable. From a PR view, it makes the county look good to hire staff to educate people about the vaccines. I hope they take your advice. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I'm happy to see that...small steps. We've had a tremendous rise in crime but finally, the citizens have said enough, They want stiffer bonds or no bonds. 

May 19, 2022 12:04 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Kathy I've heard that Houston has had a horrible time with crime going up.  Enough is enough - I absolutely 100% agree.  Thankfully I'm not hearing of high crime rates here plus the courts are NOT releasing the ones who are committing crime and they've got stiff bail amounts.  Thank goodness.

May 19, 2022 12:37 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
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What a great way to say it the best:

Thank you to the many men, women, and canines who protect us 24 hours a day 7 days a week, no matter the weather or circumstances.

May 19, 2022 02:48 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Please let your brother know and your other family members know the deep respect and admiration I have for their service.  I have always said that those who put on the uniform and go into harm's way for us are Heroes.  It takes courage and sacrifice to put your life on the line for others.  Anytime I see a man or woman in uniform I go up to them and thank them for their service.  When I have Tristan with me I ask him to do the same.   Thank you for posting this and reminding us of our Heroes.

May 19, 2022 03:24 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for sharing your wonderful tribute to law enforcement officers.  Their job is a tough one and I sure do not understand how they do it.

May 19, 2022 03:32 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Law enforcement is a really tough job.  Especially, in today's world!  It's important to be grateful for their service.

May 19, 2022 05:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy what an awesome post, Diane's cousin' husband is a retired Boston Police Officer, their two sons are Boston Police Officers... one was an undercover officer when the Marathon Bomber caused all the damage... he was decorated by the then President and met him in the Oval Office, Endre

May 19, 2022 10:24 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

When we were dating Rick wanted to be a policeman like his uncle. I was terrified at the thought of it and changed his mind. His mother was not at all pleased with me at the time. Although I respect the people who choose that profession, I'm so glad he didn't do it. 

May 21, 2022 08:52 AM