Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 
UnionActive Police Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Feb. 17 (23:59)

Special Offer from Hoy VW for EPMPOA Members and Other First Responders
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Guns Stolen From UPS and Other Shipping Companies Are Turning Up at Crime Scenes
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Our Condolences
Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
Westerville Ohio Police Shootings
Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Bucks County Lodge 53
Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
 
     
Indy Officer Pens Poem Honoring Fallen Comrades
Posted On: Jul 10, 2014

Indy Officer Pens Poem Honoring Fallen Comrades Officer.com News On Jul 8, 2014

In the span of eight days, the state of Indiana lost three law enforcement officer in the line of duty.

Tipton County Deputy Jacob Calvin was killed in a single vehicle crash on June 28, Indianapolis Officer Perry Renn was killed during a shootout with a suspect on July 5 and Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield was killed during an ambush while he sat in his cruiser on July 6.

In response to the tragedies, Indianapolis Police Officer Jeff Webb wrote a poem lamenting the loss of his comrades as departments across the state come to grips with the tragic loss of all three men.

Below is the poem in its entirety:

The Black Band

I’m sick of putting this band on my badge,

Of seeing another brother fall.

Of seeing another sister laid out

Upon an alter before us all.

Of seeing another family sit,

While they receive a folded flag.

And know of the crushing loss they feel,

As you can see their shoulders sag.

Then I remember what this band means,

Recalling the fallen who’ve gone before.

Who gave everything they had,

To honor the badges that they wore.

By protecting the public from evil that lurks,

In the dark recesses of society’s mind,

By being the last bastion of defense.

By being the honored thin blue line.

Officer Jeffrey P. Webb

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

July 7th, 2014

http://www.officer.com/news/11564467/indy-officer-pens-poem-honoring-fallen-comrades


Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
Upcoming Events
No Events Found
Follow Us!
Facebook icon
Lodge Admin
Please send all photos, articles and membership updates to info@mnfop14.com

LEU 2014 Road To Hope from Michael Coogan on Vimeo.

 
 
South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
Copyright © 2018, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

132174 hits since Jan 19, 2012
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image