Police Violence Worries Law Enforcement Wives


Police departments are seeing a trend of a dwindling number of recruits wanting to become officers. Now, with officers being targeted across the country, some say it’s likely there will be even less people wanting to step up. But the recent police violence is also taking a  toll on another group, law enforcement wives. Leslie Johnson is married to a Little Rock police officer.

“Every night we just pray please let him be safe. Let them all be safe and then in the morning when he’s home we just thank God that he walked through the door,” said Leslie Johnson.

Two years ago, she started a Facebook page to support police wives in Arkansas and now it has close to 300 members. Johnson says it’s tremendously helpful having camaraderie with women who are going through the same thing. She says it’s also helpful to share emotions, concerns and finding ways to be able to talk to their children about the things that are going on.

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