The Pain of Loss

First responders by the nature of their job run to situations where most people run from. For the police officers this can be responding to active shooters, robberies, disorderly/mentally disturbed persons, homicides, assaults, dangerous rescue calls, and social unrest. For the fire fighter this can be responding to structure and wild land fires, explosions, and dangerous rescues. While working these calls first responders can sustain serious injuries or even death. In 2019, 89 police officers and 55 fire fighters died in the line of duty, in the United States. In many agencies trained first responder chaplains are available to help those brave men and women work through their pain and suffering. Consider praying daily for those police officers and fire fighters that stand in the gap for your community.

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