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Getting to Know You: Coreen Kachermeyer

State: New York

Position with WBTB: Board of Directors, Forums Big Sister

Family: just my husband and me and three furbabies.  Hoping that will change soon!
Interests or Hobbies: I am a huge knitter/spinner – spin my own yarn, figure skating
Talents: see interests or hobbies!
Occupation: Insurance – commercial lines
Greatest Achievement: Went pro with figure skating – skated in an ice show in Georgia
Favorite Food: Doritos! 
Three things I would want if I were stranded on a desert island: Knitting needles & yarn, wine, fire wood
Secret crush: Vin Diesel

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Getting to Know You: Brandi Ober

State: Delaware

Position with WBTB: National Forums Coordinator

Family: Husband – Dave, Daugher – Marley, Furbabies – Samson, Delilah and K9 Ary

Interests or Hobbies: Gardening, Cooking, Sewing

Talents: OMG!  I don't know – LOL!

Occupation: Delaware State Police Telecommunications Specialist (dispatcher/911 operator)

Greatest Achievement: becoming a mother

Favorite Food: Sushi

Three things I would want if I were stranded on a desert island: husband, daughter, cell phone

Secret Crush: Brian Urlacher

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Getting to Know You: Jan Miller

State – West Virginia 

Position with WBTB – West Virginia Auxiliary Director, East Coast Regional Auxiliary Assistant

Family – Derek (husband), Lacey (10), Charlie (11 months)

Intersts or Hobbies – reading, shopping traveling

Talents – I can sleep just about anywhere and through anything (Derek would call this my talent)

Occupation – Admin

Greatest Achievement – without a doubt, being a mom

Favorite Food – My mother-in-law's baked steak and gravy.  I could eat it every day.

Three things I would want if I were stranded on a desert island – coffee, my family, a treehouse like Swiss Family Robinson

Secret crush – Before I met my hot hubby, I was totally in love with the guy who played in the Rocketeer (1991 Disney movie)



Getting to Know You: Amanda Pekarek

State – California

Position with WBTB – Vice President, National H.A.L.O.S. Coordinator,
P.O.L.I.C.E. Family Training Facilitator

Family – Husband Brandon, daughters Kennedie and Frankie and son Brandon

Interests or hobbies – Football, outdoor activities with the family, charity work and just recently have begun to enjoy baking/cooking as a stress reliever

Talents – Make up artist

Occupation – Business-owner, make-up artist

My dream vacation would be – Australia or Africa

My super power is – Extremely good at defusing hostile or stressful situations

Something you can do better than your spouse/significant other – Sports games on Wii

My greatest achievement has been – My children and designing my own cosmetic line

Something that no one knows about me is – I am deathly afraid of spiders, but love snakes

My favorite food is – Sushi

Three things I would want if I were stranded on a desert island are – sushi, iPhone, Malibu rum

My secret crush is – Ryan Hurst













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What is Wives Behind the Badge, Inc?

With 12,000 followers on our Facebook Page, many of you are new here and may not know exactly what WBTB is.  I can give you our canned response: Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. is an all-volunteer national non-profit organization, with 501c(3) status that is dedicated providing support and resources to the law enforcement community. Read More

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Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. is proud to sponsor an amazing class for officers, spouses, and other family members. P.O.L.I.C.E. Families is a class that gives all law enforcement families, not just police officers, tools to use to incorporate family life with the LE lifestyle following an outline based on the acronym of P.O.L.I.C.E. and the motto Protect and Serve. Law enforcement of all kinds present challenges in family relationships that are unique form other occupations. Learning about each other and how to communicate with each other will strengthen the relationships (souses, parents, and friends) and offers a better chance the relationship will survive through those challenges. Read More


Getting to Know You: LaDonna Kay

State – North Carolina

Position(s) with WBTB – Board Member, National Volunteer Coordinator 

Family – I have been married for 10 years, my husband is a Master Deputy with Wake County Sheriffs Office.  We have a beautiful 5 year old little girl named Mackenzie Layne. 

Interests or hobbies – I am a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers fan….. and I do mean HUGE.  We are highly superstitious, we have to wear the same clothes, sit in the same seats, high five in a certain order… all of it!  We have a Steelers room and we have and WILL keep newbies out because they are bad luck.

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LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: Heroes in the Storm

Right now I sit here in my warm house on a sunny Nevada day thinking of those that are facing the biggest storm of their lives.  Do I feel guilty that I live in a place where the worst thing that can happen here are earthquakes and forest fires while all these innocent people are in the path of great destruction and mayhem? Read More



When Shakespeare penned the timeless words “To, be or not to be, that is the question” he asked a multifaceted question, applicable in every aspect of life.
A much more modern writer got me thinking about these questions recently. After watching the movie “End of Watch” I walked out with the same feeling I’ve felt many times since I married my LEO. The feeling can’t be tied up with a pretty word like “love” or “happiness” but is so much more. Read More


LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: You Find Out Who Your Friends Are

September 9th, 2012 was a Sunday. The new football season was underway, children were back to school and my grandmother, at age 89, took her last breath in a nursing home in Alabama. It wasn’t anything dramatic; no great words of wisdom were shared before she passed. It was just a quiet peaceful passing on a Sunday afternoon. Read More

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