From a Proud Cape Cod Police Officer's Mom to All Police Officers' Moms.
From the time my son was three years old he had a fascination with police and told me when he grows up he wants to be a police officer. Through the years it always remained. Now at 31, he is a sergeant for a cape cod police force.
As moms of a police officers, we are so proud of all they have accomplished, from starting out has a summer officers during college through the present day.
From that first day, an intense fear starts to grow in us. It lives deep inside and every shift they take, even details you are afraid for their safety. You know they love every aspect of their work and do it with professionalism, dignity, honor. They make sacrifices of missing family functions, holidays, leaving a wife and children because of the love they have for their work.
I, as I believe most police officer moms, have nightmares of something bad happening to them. You wake up scared feeling it could one day come true.
I was relieved when my son became a cape cod police officer and not a city officer. The fear lessened, because you feel cape cod is a safer place to be. Never hearing of deaths of cape cod police officers as there are constantly in the news with cities.
Now, with the heartbreaking tragedy death of Sergeant Gannon, our fear has strengthened. Cape Cod doesn’t feel as safe anymore.
My heart has been breaking for Sergeant Gannon’s mother, I don’t know exactly how her fears were for her and what she is going through but I do think I feel a lot of the fear she endured and imagining and feeling some of her grief.
Mrs. Gannon, if you are reading this, my sincere condolences to you. My heart is breaking for you. Please take comfort in knowing all of our Cape Cod moms are standing with you. We are here for you if you need us. As our police officers have a bond with all police officers, i feel we as their moms have a bond as well!
I think it would be great and welcomed for Cape Cod police moms to meet and support each other. I sincerely would like to!
A proud Cape Cod Police Officer's mom...