I am the proud, but sad, mother of a Lakewood Police Officer. We as citizens will recover from the events of November 29th, the dedicated men and women of our department will have to live with the memories for the rest of their lives. I hope that our own memory of support will not be forgotten soon and we can all teach and show the respect we should for those who uphold the laws.
A Cop’s Mom
A cop’s mom lives with the knowledge her son or daughter may lose their life just by going to work every day.
A mom lives with unspoken pride that her child is the kind of person with the integrity and willingness to put their life on the line to protect others.
A cop’s mom lives with hope her child will be spared in the event an incident occurs.
A cop’s mom lives with guilt for being glad it wasn’t her child when it does.
A cop’s mom lives with sorrow at the pain and loss of the other mother’s and family members who must go through the agonizing loss.
A cop’s mom feels like they have lost a family member along with her child when a member or members of the department are killed in the line of duty.
A cop’s mom suffers with her child as she sees the agony they endure as they continue to do their duties in a professional manner.
A cop’s mom put’s her child in the hands of God and trusts Him to make the right decisions–even when it isn’t what she would want.
— Dee Roth
A father, spouse, child or other family member can be substituted for mom–we all live with the same fears, pride, hope and love for our “cop” each day.