Part 1 ~ Law Enforcement Series: A Master Police Officer, Veteran, Former Atheist, and His Extraordinary Wife

Master Police Officer Lewis has served in Virginia for 15 years. He was an active duty U.S. Naval officer for eight years and then in the reserves. He is also a former atheist. Officer Lewis and his wife Mickey adopted their two children from South Korea. Their son is on the autism spectrum. Mickey is a complex trauma survivor and a licensed professional counselor in practice for 15 years. She specializes in trauma treatment: working with abuse victims, sex trafficking survivors, and first responders—those struggling with PTSD.

It is my great honor to host this series of interviews featuring law enforcement officers from around the country, a project laid heavy on my heart for over three years. My goal is at least one representative from every state in the U.S.A.. I plan to weave these interview among other topics and articles over a span of time.

I have a heart for those who serve in tough places such as pastors and their wives, law enforcement, our military, teachers, nurses, doctors, other first responders and their families. I feel they are often underappreciated, misunderstood, and disrespected. Yes, there are problems with racism and brutality by some police officers and it’s crucial they be addressed and remedied now. Buta few do not define the whole, the many faithful, brave officers who lay their lives on the line for their communities and strive to uphold justice, peace, and order daily. I believe we need a return to respect for authority, as well as to see those who faithfully, honorably, serve and protect in these capacities as human and in need and deserving of our appreciation, and support. 

I pray this series helps bridge the gap and open productive conversations between our law enforcement officers and those they serve. I pray it ministers, inspires, instructs, fosters relationships, and brings about positive action.

Welcome to you my audience, and to my first interviewees in this series, Officer Lewis and Mickey.

*Due to the variety of topics covered, this AUDIO INTERVIEW is longer than usual. A great opportunity to listen while you work on a long overdue project—(like cleaning out your closet 🙂 ) or while on a commute. If you need to pause and return later, may I suggest you screenshot or make note of the time spot in the audio where you stopped. 

AUDIO: A Conversation with Master Police Officer Lewis and His Wife Mickey of Virginia, U.S.A.

AUDIO: PT. 1~ Law Enforcement Series: A Conversation with Master Police Officer Lewis and His Wife Mickey of Virginia, USA. (Click the three dots above right of player for option to download for offline listening. )
*Names changed to protect interviewees because of the nature of their specific work. 

And yes, I’m still looking for volunteers for this series. 🙂 Those interested in participating in this series of conversations featuring law enforcement officers may contact me HERE.

VIDEO: Massive Mob Overwhelms School’s Favorite Police Officer! [I’d like to see more like this!]

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*I welcome your comments below, especially encouraging words for our law enforcement officers.

RESOURCES on Topics Addressed

BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION RAPID RESPONSE TEAM ~ NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MINISTRY

A Chaplain Ministry of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association offering a law enforcement appreciation program which includes

FREE retreats for Law enforcement officers and their spouses

Seminars

Law enforcement chaplaincy training.

VIDEO ARCHIVES OF BGEA LAW ENFORCEMENT SPEAKERS & EVENTS: https://rrt.billygraham.org/nlem/media-archives/

ADOPT-A-COP ~ “The goal of Adopt-A-Cop is to assign law enforcement officers to a family, group, or individual who will pray daily for them and send a note of encouragement, support and a thank you for their service to the community.”

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  (I Timothy 2:1-2 NKJV)

VIDEO BROADCAST: UNDERSTANDING THE SCOPE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING – Focus on the Family Broadcast with Nita Belles, “author, speaker and anti-human trafficking crusader who has worked with top law enforcement, government officials, social services and the medical and faith communities to combat human trafficking.”

Learn more about Nita Belles and her anti-human trafficking work and the organization of which she is the founder and executive director at: IN OUR BACKYARD.ORG 

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE VICTIMS AND PERPETRATORS OF SEX TRAFFICKING https://www.focusonthefamily.com/pro-life/how-to-identify-the-victims-and-perpetrators-of-sex-trafficking/

SEX TRAFFICKING AND ABORTION: THE SILENT PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS by Shantae Rodriguez (Article) https://www.focusonthefamily.com/pro-life/sex-trafficking-and-abortion-the-silent-public-health-crisis/

FREEKIND “Join us in our work to educate others about human trafficking, prevent the next generation from being exploited and help restore a sense of hope and belonging to those on their journey to freedom. Freekind is dedicated to providing survivors of human trafficking the support they need to recover from the trauma they’ve experienced.”

Focus on the Family Counseling Services & Referrals:

Request a conversation and referral with Focus on the Family’s Counseling Department with one of their licensed or pastoral counseling specialists at no cost to you: 1-855-771-HELP (4357) weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

WAIT NO MORE Focus on the Family’s® Foster Care and Adoption program ~ Preparing Hearts and Homes for Kids in Foster Care | CONTACT at: WaitNoMore@fotf.org or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

ORPHANS PROMISE “Orphan’s Promise seeks to meet the emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual needs of orphaned and at-risk children around the world with the Love of God.”

HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7/ 365 days a year Call:  1-800-273-8255

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association  24 hour Prayer Line: (888) 388-2683

Click HERE to read my testimony: A Mail Carrier’s Mistake Saved Her from Suicide on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

Those interested in particpating in this series of conversations featuring law enforcement officers may contact me HERE.

*I welcome your comments below, especially any encouraging words you’d like to share with our law enforcement officers.

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*I welcome your comments below, especially any encouraging words you’d like to share with our law enforcement officers.

© 2021 Rachael M Colby | Tattoo It On your Heart

Author: Rachael M. Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaith Chat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, and the Oak Ridger newspaper. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate. Her WIPs include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

4 thoughts on “Part 1 ~ Law Enforcement Series: A Master Police Officer, Veteran, Former Atheist, and His Extraordinary Wife”

    1. Only 49 states left to represent in this series featuring our law enforcement officers and their families! Lol. – And some states will have more than one representative. Honored to do it. Sure glad to have you as a fellow writer and brother in the Lord–I need those prayers to pull this off! And don’t forget to pray for our law enforcement officers. – God bless you, Ben.

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