December 22, 2015 Issue

  1. Kimberlie DeSilva Says:
    Amen! Amen! and AMEN!
    Thank you for not being concerned about Political Correctness to write such an inspiring article. My son is trying to get into Law Enforcement. They need all the good guys they can get, and I’m so proud of him for being having the desire to be one of them.
  2. Ken Says:
    Great article Glenn, one of your best.!!!!!!
  3. Shelley Goodwin Says:
    Thank you for your words and understanding. Unless you live this life as an officer or a family member of an officer, you will never truly know how difficult it is, but I appreciate your care and compassion and attempt to educate those you reach.
  4. changezmyreli@gmail.com Says:
    Glenn , you shoot straight to the main artery! thanks for the reminder of giving thanks to those who are in the back scenes, I will drop by and give my thanks!
  5. bobbi Says:
    Glenn, I loved today’s article. It reminded me of how a customer in a restaurant went to shake the hand of two officers in for lunch and thank them for their service (like we do service men and women). This was right after all the news coverage in Missouri. It warmed my heart as did your article.
  6. Rick Floyd Says:
    I normally read your article and seem to always have some good takeaways.
    You nailed it today!!
    It’s Christmas time and we live in the safest , richest, best protected place on earth.
    It’s not a God given right. We are blessed.
    Thank you for the reminder. We all need to be shaken awake sometimes.
  7. Carolyn Steeves Says:
    Thanks for this reminder, I have family and friends who are law officers and one has been undercover which is another story…talk about putting yourself in harms way! I am so relieved that mission is over.
    Another profession that is under paid and abused is Nursing; I have a friend who was beat up by a patient and suffered a concussion and memory loss. Some times it is a result of mental health problems but the ones I am aware of were not a result of this nature.
    We need to say thank you to the professions that “serve” us! Merry Christmas!
  8. Trish Nista Says:
    Bravo! Bravo! And thanks for the great idea to thank these selfless people.
  9. Mary Ann Favela Says:
    thanks for the reminder of giving thanks to our fellow man and Glenn thanks for this note about our courageous cops!
  10. Sharon Whitlock Says:
    Thank you so much for this article. My husband has been in law enforcement for 11 years and my son wants to follow in his father’s footsteps in July when he turns 21. It can be a difficult life but people like you, makes it worth the sacrifices. I pray that one day, first responders will get the appreciation that they deserve.

    Thanks again.

    Sharon Whitlock

  11. Barb Krizman Says:
    Thanks for this! My nephew is a Delaware State Trooper!
    I am so grateful for ALL our law enforcers around the country!
  12. Bethany Lofgren Says:
    This is a wonderful article reminding everyone to be thankful for the giving people that we have and too often take for granted. Thank you.Bethany
  13. Gloria Allen Says:
    Thank you, Glenn. My husband is working Christmas Day. He has been in law enforcement for 22 years. My son (11 years an officer) is lucky enough to be off work this year to spend with his family. They love their work!
  14. Kathy Risselman Says:
    Amen and you and your sweetheart have a blessed Christmas.
  15. Judy Boucher Says:
    THANK YOU! i have four police officers in my family! My niece who is an officer in Minneapolis, MN almost lost her life a few years ago, by someone who wanted to kill a cop that night. Had her partner not shot him, my niece would not be here. The guy lived and is in prison. At the start of that trial, the criminal’s mother stood up in the courtroom, pointed at my nieces partner and yelled, “that’s the man that tried to kill my baby!”
    People need to start realizing there are consequences for their actions and their behavior. When i grew up, we were taught to respect authority figures and that is the way i raised my own daughter.
    THANK YOU TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OUT THERE!
  16. Lt. Evans Says:
    From a cop, who HAS attended one of your seminars and uses one of your videos to teach on service ratings, oh, and IS also working this Christmas eve and Christmas day, THANK YOU. You couldn’t be more right on the money if you were a cop yourself
  17. Eric Nelson Says:
    I agree whole heartedly with your article. Political correctness has gone to far jeopardizing the lives of the people working so hard to protect ours. God bless them and their families and Merry Christmas to all.
  18. Shayne Smith Says:
    Your suggestion is spot on. You will be pleased to know that my wife, kids and I have been visiting our local police, then fire, then ambulance locations every Christmas Eve for over a decade delivering Christmas cookies and Thank-Yous on the way to Church. Emergency Services deserves our recognition all year long.
  19. Cindy Walker Says:
    I agree with you. I also just dropped off cookies yesterday to both county and city police in my area and also the fire department. I have alot of contact with the officers in my area because it is a small town and I am in a hotel. While I do not think all officers are above reproach I do believe as a whole they do a SUPER JOB!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
  20. Ken Levanti Says:
    I applaud your recent article about the job our Police Officers perform. My son is a Sheriff’s Deputy and a recent SWAT Team Member. We are blessed to have such a responsible and thoughtful son. We worry every night he goes out on patrol. Will he come back safely? What horror will he encounter on his “routine” patrol? What “Nut-case” will attempt to take his life? Will he have to use deadly force, and if so, will he become a poster child for the press to destroy and the court system to crush? Most mornings, as we gather our stuff to go off to work, he is getting home from a twelve hour shift. He deals with some people that we would go out of our way to avoid. Yet, “it is his job”! He uses a passage from LT. COL. David Grossman’s book: “On War” to best describe how he approaches every day. It uses an analogy about Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs: “If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath—a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path.” Thank You to all our “Sheepdogs”, for when we bed down at night, they stand watch and insure that we, and our loved ones, wake up safe!

    I attended your seminar in Sarasota, FL given by the Sarasota Chamber

    Best Regards,
    Ken Levanti

  21. Dr Ray DVM Says:
    Thanks for giving me the nudge to do something I was thinking about anyway! You just confirmed it!

    A very Merry Christmas to all of the Glenn Shepard team, and to all his newsletter readers!

    Ray Ramirez D.V.M.
    “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.”
    Under Peter Bailey’s picture in George Bailey’s office in ‘It’s a wonderful life’

  22. Vicki Hall Miller Says:
    This is very true of all first responder positions. Please keep them ALL in your thoughts and prayers over this holiday season.
  23. Elaine Says:
    Thanks for the great newsletter! You pointed out all the things I think all the time.
  24. Dana Clark Says:
    I love this blog! Can it be posted on Facebook? So many people need to understand this!
  25. Phil Gregory Says:
    I wanted to drop you an email to say thanks for this week’s newsletter. I shared it with all of the officers in my division. We appreciate your kind comments. It is always encouraging to hear someone “from our side” be outspoken with words of support. We have certainly heard enough from those opposed to us in recent times. Our profession is not unlike any other in that we have a few “bad apples” occasionally. Overall I feel we do a good job of weeding them out.

    Again I thank you for your kind words and wish you, your family, loved ones and staff a Merry Christmas.

    Lieutenant Phil Gregory
    Missouri State Highway Patrol
    Division of Drug and Crime Control
    Park Hills, MO

  26. Sharon Says:
    I think this is an amazing tribute to our law enforcement officers. My son just left the police force after 10 years of duty. He always wanted to be a cop, and received his Criminal Justice degree so he could pursue that goal. But the low pay, the disrespect and the backlash from the general public just became too much for him to deal with every day, so he changed careers. Thousands of good officers across the country are leaving the force for the same reasons. Our media is responsible for much of the change in attitudes toward officers, and they seriously need to take a look at what their biased reporting is doing to the people that we depend on to protect us every single day. Thanks again for bringing this issue to the forefront, Glenn!
  27. Pam Hicks Says:
    Thank you so much for your tribute to Police Officers this week. My husband has been a cop for 39 years. The worst part right now is on top of all the abuse he endures it seems that his 39 years of service does not mean very much. Thank you again for bringing this issue to people’s attention.

    Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

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27 Responses to “December 22, 2015 Issue”

  1. Kimberlie DeSilva Says:

    Amen! Amen! and AMEN!
    Thank you for not being concerned about Political Correctness to write such an inspiring article. My son is trying to get into Law Enforcement. They need all the good guys they can get, and I’m so proud of him for being having the desire to be one of them.

  2. Ken Says:

    Great article Glenn, one of your best.!!!!!!

  3. Shelley Goodwin Says:

    Thank you for your words and understanding. Unless you live this life as an officer or a family member of an officer, you will never truly know how difficult it is, but I appreciate your care and compassion and attempt to educate those you reach.

  4. changezmyreli@gmail.com Says:

    Glenn , you shoot straight to the main artery! thanks for the reminder of giving thanks to those who are in the back scenes, I will drop by and give my thanks!

  5. bobbi Says:

    Glenn, I loved today’s article. It reminded me of how a customer in a restaurant went to shake the hand of two officers in for lunch and thank them for their service (like we do service men and women). This was right after all the news coverage in Missouri. It warmed my heart as did your article.

  6. Rick Floyd Says:

    I normally read your article and seem to always have some good takeaways.
    You nailed it today!!
    It’s Christmas time and we live in the safest , richest, best protected place on earth.
    It’s not a God given right. We are blessed.
    Thank you for the reminder. We all need to be shaken awake sometimes.

  7. Carolyn Steeves Says:

    Thanks for this reminder, I have family and friends who are law officers and one has been undercover which is another story…talk about putting yourself in harms way! I am so relieved that mission is over.
    Another profession that is under paid and abused is Nursing; I have a friend who was beat up by a patient and suffered a concussion and memory loss. Some times it is a result of mental health problems but the ones I am aware of were not a result of this nature.
    We need to say thank you to the professions that “serve” us! Merry Christmas!

  8. Trish Nista Says:

    Bravo! Bravo! And thanks for the great idea to thank these selfless people.

  9. Mary Ann Favela Says:

    thanks for the reminder of giving thanks to our fellow man and Glenn thanks for this note about our courageous cops!

  10. Sharon Whitlock Says:

    Thank you so much for this article. My husband has been in law enforcement for 11 years and my son wants to follow in his father’s footsteps in July when he turns 21. It can be a difficult life but people like you, makes it worth the sacrifices. I pray that one day, first responders will get the appreciation that they deserve.

    Thanks again.

    Sharon Whitlock

  11. Barb Krizman Says:

    Thanks for this! My nephew is a Delaware State Trooper!
    I am so grateful for ALL our law enforcers around the country!

  12. Bethany Lofgren Says:

    This is a wonderful article reminding everyone to be thankful for the giving people that we have and too often take for granted. Thank you.Bethany

  13. Gloria Allen Says:

    Thank you, Glenn. My husband is working Christmas Day. He has been in law enforcement for 22 years. My son (11 years an officer) is lucky enough to be off work this year to spend with his family. They love their work!

  14. Kathy Risselman Says:

    Amen and you and your sweetheart have a blessed Christmas.

  15. Judy Boucher Says:

    THANK YOU! i have four police officers in my family! My niece who is an officer in Minneapolis, MN almost lost her life a few years ago, by someone who wanted to kill a cop that night. Had her partner not shot him, my niece would not be here. The guy lived and is in prison. At the start of that trial, the criminal’s mother stood up in the courtroom, pointed at my nieces partner and yelled, “that’s the man that tried to kill my baby!”
    People need to start realizing there are consequences for their actions and their behavior. When i grew up, we were taught to respect authority figures and that is the way i raised my own daughter.
    THANK YOU TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OUT THERE!

  16. Lt. Evans Says:

    From a cop, who HAS attended one of your seminars and uses one of your videos to teach on service ratings, oh, and IS also working this Christmas eve and Christmas day, THANK YOU. You couldn’t be more right on the money if you were a cop yourself

  17. Eric Nelson Says:

    I agree whole heartedly with your article. Political correctness has gone to far jeopardizing the lives of the people working so hard to protect ours. God bless them and their families and Merry Christmas to all.

  18. Shayne Smith Says:

    Your suggestion is spot on. You will be pleased to know that my wife, kids and I have been visiting our local police, then fire, then ambulance locations every Christmas Eve for over a decade delivering Christmas cookies and Thank-Yous on the way to Church. Emergency Services deserves our recognition all year long.

  19. Cindy Walker Says:

    I agree with you. I also just dropped off cookies yesterday to both county and city police in my area and also the fire department. I have alot of contact with the officers in my area because it is a small town and I am in a hotel. While I do not think all officers are above reproach I do believe as a whole they do a SUPER JOB!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

  20. Ken Levanti Says:

    I applaud your recent article about the job our Police Officers perform. My son is a Sheriff’s Deputy and a recent SWAT Team Member. We are blessed to have such a responsible and thoughtful son. We worry every night he goes out on patrol. Will he come back safely? What horror will he encounter on his “routine” patrol? What “Nut-case” will attempt to take his life? Will he have to use deadly force, and if so, will he become a poster child for the press to destroy and the court system to crush? Most mornings, as we gather our stuff to go off to work, he is getting home from a twelve hour shift. He deals with some people that we would go out of our way to avoid. Yet, “it is his job”! He uses a passage from LT. COL. David Grossman’s book: “On War” to best describe how he approaches every day. It uses an analogy about Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs: “If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath—a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path.” Thank You to all our “Sheepdogs”, for when we bed down at night, they stand watch and insure that we, and our loved ones, wake up safe!

    I attended your seminar in Sarasota, FL given by the Sarasota Chamber

    Best Regards,
    Ken Levanti

  21. Dr Ray DVM Says:

    Thanks for giving me the nudge to do something I was thinking about anyway! You just confirmed it!

    A very Merry Christmas to all of the Glenn Shepard team, and to all his newsletter readers!

    Ray Ramirez D.V.M.
    “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.”
    Under Peter Bailey’s picture in George Bailey’s office in ‘It’s a wonderful life’

  22. Vicki Hall Miller Says:

    This is very true of all first responder positions. Please keep them ALL in your thoughts and prayers over this holiday season.

  23. Elaine Says:

    Thanks for the great newsletter! You pointed out all the things I think all the time.

  24. Dana Clark Says:

    I love this blog! Can it be posted on Facebook? So many people need to understand this!

  25. Phil Gregory Says:

    I wanted to drop you an email to say thanks for this week’s newsletter. I shared it with all of the officers in my division. We appreciate your kind comments. It is always encouraging to hear someone “from our side” be outspoken with words of support. We have certainly heard enough from those opposed to us in recent times. Our profession is not unlike any other in that we have a few “bad apples” occasionally. Overall I feel we do a good job of weeding them out.

    Again I thank you for your kind words and wish you, your family, loved ones and staff a Merry Christmas.

    Lieutenant Phil Gregory
    Missouri State Highway Patrol
    Division of Drug and Crime Control
    Park Hills, MO

  26. Sharon Says:

    I think this is an amazing tribute to our law enforcement officers. My son just left the police force after 10 years of duty. He always wanted to be a cop, and received his Criminal Justice degree so he could pursue that goal. But the low pay, the disrespect and the backlash from the general public just became too much for him to deal with every day, so he changed careers. Thousands of good officers across the country are leaving the force for the same reasons. Our media is responsible for much of the change in attitudes toward officers, and they seriously need to take a look at what their biased reporting is doing to the people that we depend on to protect us every single day. Thanks again for bringing this issue to the forefront, Glenn!

  27. Pam Hicks Says:

    Thank you so much for your tribute to Police Officers this week. My husband has been a cop for 39 years. The worst part right now is on top of all the abuse he endures it seems that his 39 years of service does not mean very much. Thank you again for bringing this issue to people’s attention.

    Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

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