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Wear BOTH your vests

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Posted over 8 years ago


This job is hard enough.  We all know the physical dangers we deal with.  That is why we work out, run, practice driving, go to the range, study laws and wear our vests.

What about the other dangers of our job? Mental stress. Having to deal with the worst society has to offer and bring that home to our wife and kids (no matter how confident we are that we can leave work at work, take the junk off with the uniform), to our friends.  This is not a job.  This is a way of life.  I see every day officers drowning their stressors from work at the local watering hole.  Sure, I go have a couple with the guys after a shift, we have fun at parties, blowing the suds off a couple of pints. The aforementioned is why I wear TWO vests.

Drawing from Ephesians 6:10-20, The Armor of God.  "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."  "Stand firm then...with the breastplate of righteousness in place,"

Put on BOTH your vests at the beginning of your next tour of duty....


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Rate This | Posted over 8 years ago


Amen to that.  Remember study the word and pray everyday


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Rate This | Posted about 8 years ago


Amen to both!!!! And if you're directing traffic, don't forget the third vest that people can see. Didn't do me much good. Lol! But wear it anyway. The Ephesians vest is the most important and should be worn 24/7.

"Greater love has no man than this: that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
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Rate This | Posted about 8 years ago


The WORD is there for you always.

This world wants to try you at every end. We as a nation have become a ME first society even when you as an LEO are trying to carry out their wishes. Yes two edge sword.

God Bless
The father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit
Be with you always.
Go In Peace and Serve with Love

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Rate This | Posted about 8 years ago


bobatkinson beat me to it by three months.Best post I've seen is ages.While on patrol I always invited God to ride along with me and I still do,many years afyter retirement.Yiu know,it seems sometimes,difficult to us on the job to act as a law enforcer,a doctor,a lawyer,a social worker,etc.etc.etc. at the same time,but you can spiritually turn it over to God,for HIS BURDEN IS LIGHT.


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Rate This | Posted about 8 years ago


God bless to all, May HIS word protect you all from the attacks that come at us daily in the role we are called to fill.

Kevin M Neil
K9 Supervisor

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Rate This | Posted about 8 years ago



Greater is HE who is within you than he who is in the world!!!  And, No weapon formed against you shall prosper!!!

If GOD is for us, who can be against us?  Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through HIM who loved us!!!


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Rate This | Posted about 8 years ago


 Joshua 1:9 says;  Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Ephesians, chapter 6 :10-20


Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14: Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15: And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16: Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17: And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19: And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20: For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
KJV Bible


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Rate This | Posted about 8 years ago


My Abba Father God is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't live without Him in my life! :D God is with me every where I go :D Most Def, we all need the Sword, The Bible!!!!!!!!!!!