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Blue Wife

What have I learned in my nearly 3 years as a law enforcement officer’s wife (LEOW for short)?  It’s not easy.  It will never be easy.  In fact, a lot of times, it sucks hard, but it’s always so, so worth it.

Friends ask me how I do it- put up with the weird hours, the night shifts, the worry, and adjusting pretty much my whole life to fit this crazy LEO lifestyle.  The answer is simple.  I do it because I love him; I loved him well before this job and all the things that come with it.


The cliché that “this job is a calling,” is so true.  I honestly don’t think JD could be happy doing anything else.  I support him because I want him to be happy, because the world needs men and women like him.  That is the blessing and curse of loving a man like that.  You love him for the sacrifices he’s willing to make in order to serve the greater good, even if it means you make those sacrifices along with him.


4 thoughts on “Blue Wife

  1. I love this post so much – this fits me husband to a t as well. It’s a certain type of guy. My husband is a Marine as well, so I completely understand the devil dog mentality.
    I also really liked how you stated why and how its easy to support their passion for the job.

  2. My husband and I met when we were in college and I begged him not to be a police officer. I tried as hard as I could to get him in boring classes with a boring and safe career. But he never gave up on this passion to do what he was called to do and I eventually decided that I was either going to love him and his career or I’d have to break off our engagement. I’m so thankful that Jonathan never listened to me. There are a lot of things that are difficult about this job, but it makes me happy and proud to see him doing what he loves to do and also honored to be a part of such a special community of people. In July, we attended a funeral for one of our fallen officers and it was truly heartbreaking to see my friend and her two children go through this pain, but at the same time it was beautiful. It was beautiful seeing an entire community come together to love on this family and to support them in honor of their hero who gave his life to save others.

    • My heart breaks for your friend and her family. What an awful tragedy. But you’re right that it’s in the sadness that we see what a powerful and united community we are a part of. What an awesome gift.

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