Getting to Know You: Juli McCoy
Position with WBTB: Board of Directors, Director – Marketing and Public Affairs, Shield Magazine
Family: husband Jason, daughters Audrey (almost 6!) and Amelia (2…and everyone knows it), Izzy (the pup)
Interests or Hobbies: hunting, being outdoors, computer things – making graphics, learning new programs, crafts, reading, working out
Talents: juggling (as in a career, two kids, volunteering and being in school)
Occupation: Assistant Director for a business-funded not-for-profit association that covers a region of three states and five counties focused on economic growth and prosperity.
Greatest Achievement: becoming a mom
Favorite Food: ice cream
Juli wears many hats for Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. She joined the organization as a volunteer in MD in 2012 and in 2013, she became the Grants Officer. In October 2013, Juli was asked to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and to step into the role of Director of Marketing and Public Affairs.
When asked what WBTB means to her, Juli shared that “WBTB was an unrealized necessity in my life. My husband had been in law enforcement for a little over three years when I stumbled on the organization. I was elated that the forums were there to confirm some of the questions, fears, doubts and obstacles I had been living with. I immediately became part of something and no longer felt alone as a police wife. When I was asked to take on the different roles within the organization at a national level, I was excited to tap into my creative side, but also honored that my professional background and experience was giving me an opportunity to gain management skills. I have made friendships that have become invaluable to me and had no other opportunity been presented, those friendships alone are worth more than gold.”
Juli has been in her position as Assistant Director for The Greater Cumberland Committee for nearly thirteen years and is thankful for the opportunities the job has presented her. She is currently continuing her education (again) in the computer programming field and is always excited to learn new things.
It is clear that, although very busy with WBTB, work and school, Juli’s main focus and number one priority is always her children. An issue during her second pregnancy resulted in many lifestyle changes and a new appreciation for each and every day. Starting the day with a resolution to be positive and a prayer of thanks to God for a new day is what keeps this proud LEOW going.
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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National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement
We’d like to invite you to participate in the National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers on Friday, June 15. As we write this letter, 42 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in this country. That means there are 42 sets of families, friends, and coworkers who have been left in grief and sadness. To honor these heroes, we are asking people of all faiths to come together and pray for the officers still working the streets. Read More
National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement
We’d like to invite you to participate in the National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers on Friday, June 15. As we write this letter, 42 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in this country. That means there are 42 sets of families, friends, and coworkers who have been left in grief and sadness. To honor these heroes, we are asking people of all faiths to come together and pray for the officers still working the streets.
As law enforcement family members, we pray every day that our officers return home safely. We cry at the news of another fallen officer. And, we reach out to the law enforcement community around us for support and reassurance. Now we are asking the community around us to do the same. Please make a commitment to support your law enforcement officers and their families. Please set aside some time on Friday, June 15 to stand united in prayer for our men and women in blue. Please spread word of our campaign to your family, friends, coworkers, and places of worship.
If you can, schedule a time to come together at your city hall, a local park, or your place of worship and pray together. Raise your voice to lift up our heroes in prayer. Give your time to help strengthen the law enforcement community and ask to bring each officer home safely each day. Show our officers that you appreciate the sacrifices they make to protect and serve you and your family.
Thank you for your support and your prayers!
In Loving Memory of Leta Currey
Leta CurreyMarch 5, 1966 – May 28, 2012
“And can it be that in a world so full and busy the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up!” — Charles Dickens Read More
LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE: THE TO-GO BOX
As the dispatcher's voice squawked out over the radio she knew dinner was over. She knew what came next. "Yes I will get you a to-go box." She said as she tried to conceal the disappointment on her face. They hadn't seen each other in weeks. This was a stolen dinner while on shift, but just once she would like to get through it with her husband, rather than ordering, receiving the meal and then being left to eat hers alone while his cooled in a Styrofoam box. "You really are the best, I love you." He said as he stood and hurried from the restaurant, muttering into the mic on his shoulder. "I love you too" she said to his retreating back, doubting that he even heard her. Read More