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LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: How do you respond?

“How do you respond? What do you say?” That was the question asked of me today by my mom. A very, very distant family member made a comment about an officer who died in the line of duty and how “he deserved to die”. Poor woman was dumfounded. Shocked. Mad. Sad....

LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: Never a Police Wife

Police Wife. I am one. I don’t use it as part of my identity. If you ask me who I am, I’d say, a mom, volunteer, wife and full-time employee. Never a police wife. Typically, when people find out that I’m a police wife, I hear, “I’m so sorry.”, “I don’t know how you do...

LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: The Giggle

When the phone rings at 3:00 in the morning, it is never a good thing. When your husband is a police sergeant and the phone rings at 3:00 in the morning, it is a terrifying thing. I rolled across our queen-sized bed, the one we never got around to up-sizing despite...

LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: Who am I? A daughter of a cop!

Have you ever wondered what you associate yourself with?  Have you ever said I am (blank fill in your name) and I am (blank)? Or have you said I am this person's daughter or son? I have many of times.  I am Ashley, and I am a chef, a wife, a sister, a friend, and dog...

LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: February 25

February 25. The mere mention of this date takes my breath away. It doesn't matter what year it is connected to. Since 2010 that date has been etched in my heart.  February 25. Those words plague me with a myriad of emotions. Sorrow. Fear. Longing. Anger....

What is Wives Behind the Badge, Inc?

  With 12,000 followers on our Facebook Page, many of you are new here and may not know exactly what WBTB is.  I can give you our canned response: Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. is an all-volunteer national non-profit organization, with 501c(3) status that is...

LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: P.O.L.I.C.E.

Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. is proud to sponsor an amazing class for officers, spouses, and other family members. P.O.L.I.C.E. Families is a class that gives all law enforcement families, not just police officers, tools to use to incorporate family life with the LE...

LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: Heroes in the Storm

Right now I sit here in my warm house on a sunny Nevada day thinking of those that are facing the biggest storm of their lives.  Do I feel guilty that I live in a place where the worst thing that can happen here are earthquakes and forest fires while all these...

LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: To Be or Not to Be

When Shakespeare penned the timeless words “To, be or not to be, that is the question” he asked a multifaceted question, applicable in every aspect of life. A much more modern writer got me thinking about these questions recently. After watching the movie “End of...

LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: You Find Out Who Your Friends Are

September 9th, 2012 was a Sunday. The new football season was underway, children were back to school and my grandmother, at age 89, took her last breath in a nursing home in Alabama. It wasn’t anything dramatic; no great words of wisdom were shared before she passed....

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