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Law Enforcement

Inspirational Police Quotes

It is no secret that it is becoming more difficult to be a law enforcement family in the world we are living in today. Everywhere you look it seems there is someone who has an opinion or something to say about our police officers. As a police wife, it can be overwhelming. It can feel nearly impossible, at times, to find anything positive amongst the many negative headlines concerning police officers.

Every day, our officers risk their lives to protect those they don’t know, many whom don’t respect or believe in them. Every day our officers put on their uniforms, unsure of what their shift may hold, and are willing to give their all. Our officers have a significant and dangerous job. There is no doubt our cities are a much safer place because of their willingness to serve.

It is easy for us and our officers to get discouraged. When they are out trying to make the world a better place, they will inevitably encounter those they cannot help, others who hate them, and darkness that is unimaginable. There will be days when the negative headlines outweigh the good. In those moments, you and your officer must look for the good.

These police quotes give me and my officer inspiration and encouragement. I hope they encourage you and your officer too.

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“A true police officer fights not because he hates what’s in front of him, but because he loves who stands behind him.” – Unknown

“The strongest walls are not made of stone. They are made of brave men.” -unknown

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” -Joseph Campbell

Police Quotes that Describe Their Character

“What most people do not understand is that you could be the biggest thug that ever existed but if you needed help, I would be there.  I will show up when your friends won’t – or if they run away.  I work with brave men and women who do the same.  We go.  We help.  It is what we do.” –Police Officer Andrew Laurinec

“Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” -George Orwell

“And maybe remind the few, if ill of us they speak, that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak.” -Michael Mark

“The duties of an officer are the safety, honor, and welfare of your country first; the honor, welfare, and comfort of the men in your command second; and the officer’s own ease, comfort, and safety last.” -George S. Patton

“There are people that put their lives in harms way every day. It’s not something they do, it’s something they are.” -unknown

“I sleep alone, so you can sleep safe.” -unknown police spouse

Police Quotes to Motivate Them

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” -President Ronald Reagan

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” -Winston Churchill

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” -Henry Ford

“It takes a special person to risk so much for those who care so little.” -unknown

“Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, and who is neither tarnished nor afraid.” -Raymond Chandler

“You’re a warrior, warriors don’t give up and they don’t back down. Pick up your sword and shield and fight.” -unknown

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Police Quotes to Thank Them for their Service

“We have an incredible warrior class in this country – people in law enforcement, intelligence – and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.” -Brad Thor

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.” -Sidney Sheldon

“Real heroes don’t wear capes. Real superheroes wear uniforms and badges and stethoscopes! Real superheroes are members of our military, law enforcement, and first responders. Pretend superheroes wear capes!” -Dean Cain

“Serving as a police officer is the toughest job in our country. As they put themselves on the line to keep us safe, they deserve our gratitude and support.” -William Barr

Bible Verses to Encourage Them

Our Heavenly Father is always by our officer’s side. Every traffic stop, every domestic call, every split-second decision he’ll have to make, He’ll be there. That is exactly what His word promises.

“Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall be called the children of God.” -Matthew 5:9

“The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” -Proverbs 28:1

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” -Psalm 82:3-4

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” -John 15:13

For more encouraging Bible verses, check out Bible Verses for Law Enforcement. From one police wife to another, I pray you feel encouraged today.

Do you have a favorite police quote that I missed? Feel free to leave it in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!

Leslie is a licensed professional counselor. She works as a therapist at a marriage intensive retreat center. She is also a foster mom and police wife. Her and her husband live in Missouri with their two teenage sons and three dogs.