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September 11, 2001, is a day Americans and the World will never forget. This page is dediated to the brave policemen and women who gave their lives on that fateful day while trying to rescue others in need. My God bless their souls. As the daughter of a deputy sheriff, this has greatly affected my life, too.

A Part Of America Died

Somebody killed a policeman today,
And part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
Will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
And spend many long lonely nights.

The beat he walked was a battle field too
just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
In your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And stands at each new rookies' side.
He answered the call,of himself and gave his all,
And a part of America died.

Author Unknown

Policeman's Prayer

When I start my tour of duty God
wherever crime may be,
As I walk the darkened streets alone,
let me be close to Thee.

Please give me understanding
with both the young and old.
Let me listen with attention
until their story's told.

Let me never make a judgment
in a rash or callous way,
but let me hold my patience,
let each man have his say.

Lord, if some dark and dreary night,
I must give up my life.
Lord, with your understanding love,
protect my children and wife.

Author Unknown

Simple Performance of Duty

In the simple performance of duty,
he pinned on a badge,
checked his gear with a practiced eye,
and kissed his loved ones good-bye.

In the simple performance of duty,
he reported for work,
joked with his buddies at roll call,
and made his last trip down the squadroom hall.

In the simple performance of duty,
he answered the call
to help the helpless, to find the lost,
no matter the danger or how great the cost.

In the simple performance of duty,
he lay down his life,
for those in peril he tried to save,
our brave friend went to his grave.

In the simple performance of duty,
we honor his deed,
as we carry him to rest in a flag-draped casket,
long after the world has forgotten, we shall never forget.
Never judge or regret, what he did,
In the simple performance of duty.

Author Unknown

Dear God, I Miss My Daddy

My daddy is a policeman, he wears a suit of blue; he didn't come home from work last night, mommy says he's in heaven with you.

I'm worried about my daddy Lord, he's never been away this long before; mommy cried when she told me we that wouldn't see daddy no more. I don't know what it was that mommy was trying to explain; she said the police were after a bad man, and somehow my daddy was slain.

Now I don't know what that means Lord, all I know is we miss daddy a lot; because tomorrow is my birthday, and I sure hope he hasn't forgot. Lord if my daddy is up there in heaven, please tell him as soon as he is free; to hurry back home as fast as he can, because we miss him, mommy and me.

Thank you God, Amen

Author Unknown

If you know who wrote any of these poems, please Email Me so that I may give proper credit.

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I'd like to say a special "Thank You" to Detective Steven Fusco of the Orange County Sheriff's Office for allowing me to use his beautiful painting "The Escort" to make this graphic set. You can click on the logo to visit the Orange County Sheriff's Office where you can order a copy of the lithograph and learn more about the artist. Lithographs can be purchased for $75.00 each (or $45.00 for 10 or more) by sending check or money order (no credit cards) to Steve Fusco, PO Box 521, Ocoee, Fl. 34761.

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