A poem for our law enforcement

Horrific headlines, disturbing dashcam videos of police officers risking their lives, daily TV news alerts tell us of another member of law enforcement being wounded or killed!

These officers are America’s ‘heroes’ not those pretend, plastic super-heroes Hollywood promotes. These answer that 911 call to rescue someone in a dangerous domestic violence case, apprehend drug dealers, find that ‘shooter’ inside of a school, and arrest DUI’s to keep us safe on our highways.

For Sheriff Leahy and his deputies, for that dedicated officer in a large or small town, we want to thank them for their devotion to duty. And always we need to pray asking GOD to protect them.

May GOD bless America and GOD bless our Law Enforcement!

Libbie Bennett,
Chair of the National Day of Prayer Task Force


Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.

A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.

While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he’d gone off to war.

Though the flag of our nation won’t fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.

While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie’s side.

He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.

Poem courtesy of the Police Hall of Fame.