Close your eyes and picture a Police Officer. Now, open them. Is this who you pictured? They aren’t all young, single, white males as we are often shown and as the media would like us to perceive them. There are many like Corporal Bowden who is a mother of eight and a grandmother. She has served with the Arlington Police Department since May 20, 2002. Cpl. Elise Bowden, was run over twice by a man trying to avoid arrest during a routine traffic stop.
She is a hero. I have the utmost honor in having a friend who is also a mother in the Arlington PD. She puts her life on line every time she clocks in and even when she’s not clocked in she’d still put her life on the line for any one of us. It’s not what they do, it’s Who They Are. They are in my prayers often. I don’t live in Arlington TX., but to let them know they are appreciated I had to send them both a Peacemakers Cross. Next time I’m ever in Arlington I’ll have the peace of mind knowing they are holding that blue line.
Photo courtesy of Arlington Police Department twitter