One Nation, Under God?

Tales Of Nightingale LynnIt’s no surprise that to many who know me personally that I could refrain from speaking out about the shootings that took place in Dallas less than three hours from where I live. I knew one of the officers. His name was, Brent Cm0yXKIXgAAgrQAThompson. I knew him through contacts since moving to Houston in 2012. Brent was a father, a grandfather and a war veteran but more importantly, a good solid individual.

I have no doubt that the other officers who died that night were just as worthy of such acclaim and I cannot even understand the magnitude of this event, My heart goes out to the families, and especially the children left behind. It will either drive them into following in the footsteps, or will take them in a different direction.

Each day that I arise I thank God for the years in law enforcement where HE protected me, and continues to do so today without doubt, unlike the coward less act of these evil men and perhaps women who took it upon themselves to kill without the officers having any warning whatsoever.

I am proud to say that I wore the uniform, that I did so with respect, and honor, while today it is even more dangerous than it was 10 years ago. WE are fighting an evil that is spreading like wildfire, and if something is not done to change the course of this evil, our world and our country will forever change.

officer-policeThe Black Lives Matter Movement is significant but so is the other lives that walk the streets to protect and serve, who put themselves in harm’s way to allow protest to take place, hopefully in a peaceful manner, but never with the intent of shooting and maiming individuals because of their beliefs system.

This is a short post because the tears that well up in my eyes keep me from seeing the words I type, and my heart is hurting for not just these officers who died, but for this country, the land of free, the brave, One Nation no longer Under God…..


Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

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  1. An assault on any law enforcement officer is an assault on every citizen and our way of life. The murder of these officers can cause a death knell for what we know is good and right as a free society. We must stand up and confront evil in whatever form it takes. I pray that God will bless and protect those who wear a badge of whom confront evil every day on our behalf. Evil cannot and will not win!

  2. Well, it rather proves that our culture is coming totally unraveled doesn’t it? The “Black lives matter” groups are controlled by those that have their own agendas. We are seeing the results of 7 + years of our “leadership” systematically creating a race divide. What can we expect but what we are seeing.

    Of course some will use this as another chance to push for gun control, which is not and never has been the root problem. Guns are inanimate objects that have no will or their own and take no independent action. It is the person with malice in their heart that is the problem.

    • Yes Ken, the Gun Control push is already on! Restricting possession of guns will not end this type of evil

  3. Dear Lynn, my heart is broken for you and for every person loved by those who were victims of the tragic and violent acts out of evil hearts. Evil is a mild term to describe the nature of the man who massacred men who deserved to be honored, respected, and treated with dignity. There is no place on earth where there is a nation under God. The god they serve is the one written on in 2 Corinthians 4:4. The irreversible damage of lives lost is done. All we can do for the victims left behind is pray that they will be overwhelmed with God’s love and have peace in their hearts. Thank you for writing this tribute even though it was impossibly difficult.