Remembering National Police Week

PolitiChicks.comEvery May, thousands gather in Washington, D.C. for National Police Week in order to honor those who serve us. The week serves to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty and support those who continue to serve. Events range from candlelight vigils to marches to education for kids. Officers from departments around the country and the world descend on our nation’s capital for a week of activities.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to pay tribute to our men and women who protect our communities on a daily basis. They put on their uniform, their badge and holster their pistol, even though their lives have been threatened. Each time they put on their uniform they are putting a target on their back. Literally.

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I’m proud to say that I’m the daughter of a law enforcement officer. I’ve always been proud of the sacrifice my dad made for his community and on behalf of our family. The truth is, when someone is in law enforcement, his or her whole family is as well. Not only is a father risking their life but a wife could lose her husband and a child could lose his father.

During this week, I ask that you thank an officer for his or her commitment to you, your family and your community. If you have the time, please participate in the PolitiChicks Gratitude Campaign where we take cookies to the local police station. It’s one small “thank you” for a huge job well done.

Beth Baumann

Beth Baumann is a California native, who grew up with an interest in politics from a young age. Beth attended Northern Arizona University, where she was a member of the NAU Conservatives, an activist organization dedicating to spreading conservative ideals. She also founded the NAU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, took part in the Flagstaff Smart Girl Politics chapter and helped a local conservative run for Flagstaff City Council. Beth has received national attention due to the First Amendment restrictions on her college campus. She defended her Freedom of Speech when she was ridiculed for handing out flags in remembrance of 9/11. Although she faced misconduct charges, up to and including expulsion, she stood by her Constitutional rights and beliefs. With the help of the Leadership Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), she was eventually exonerated of all charges. During her tenure, she was copy editor for the newspaper, marketing director and film festival director for the campus TV station, and news correspondent for political talk radio. Beth was the Communications Assistant at The American Conservative Union, where she helped with planning and executing different aspects of CPAC 2014, including social media, media strategy and crisis management. Beth works at a well established public relations firm in Southern California. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily and Human Events. Follow Beth on Twitter: @eb454

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