Post # 1
I know there are a few bee’s on here whose fiances or fathers or other family members are police officers. So, I am looking to you for some help! I am about to become a police officer and Mr. Shef is having a hard time with it. He is scared of the possibility I may not come home form work one day. I think this really spurred from the recent death of a police officer who I went to school with, was in a police internship with me, and who wasn’t even out of her rookie year before she was KIA at a domestic call. It was all too close to home for him and my family and I just want somewhere they can go where other people share the same concerns and fears as they do. He keeps asking me to switch majors or to just teach criminal justice or to become a lawyer. Not because he doesn’t want me to do what I love and am passionate about but because he is honestly scared. Any ideas? I don’t know what to do.
Post # 3
Unfortunately, it seems like all the support groups are for wives. I guess the groups haven’t caught up with the times as of yet 🙁 I’m so sorry you’re going through this! Good luck with it and I’m sorry about your friend!
Post # 4
Try this website, http://www.lawenforcementfamilysupport.org/ you may also want to ask someone in your department if there is a family support group.
I want to say good luck to both of you and some advice from the daughter of a career cop, keep work stress at work and when your home, be home with your family! My dad worked lots of odd hours and i sometimes wouldn’t see him for days, but he never brought the stress of the job home and when he was home, he made the effort to be there for my mom and the kids. Unfortunately too many police officers get divorced because of the stress. So it would definately be good for your Fiance to have a support group to talk to and to learn how to be there for you and to know that its ok to sometimes be scared. 🙂