Nonprofit hopes to inspire public with screening of police documentary
By John Quinn
Sunday News Correspondent | June 22. 2013 11:01PM
"This started a whirlwind of activities, with him rushing off to work and me being left at home with the baby. Fortunately, I was able to get together with a friend, whose boyfriend had also rushed off for the same reason. We kept each other company, watching the news and learning the details," she said in an email.
"Their officers rushing to help each other, leaving the families behind, finding their own ways to cope and try to support one another," she said, adding, "I found that it was somewhat awkward and difficult to be as supportive as I wanted to, as the families were mostly strangers to me. I talked to my husband about it, and he found the same thing."
Police across the Seacoast were very close, he said, but the Greenland shootings brought their community together and made everyone realize what could happen on any day.
To increase awareness further, a screening of "Heroes Behind the Badge" will be shown Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Johnson Theater-Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, on the University of New Hampshire in Durham. It is a documentary about seven officers, some of whom were killed in the line of duty.
She said the film showing is a way to bring police families together while raising money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). Half of the proceeds will benefit the NLEOMF, she said.
"This inspiring documentary will change the way we look at the men and women of law enforcement and highlight the unselfish acts of bravery they commit each day in the line of duty. Its stories will be powerful, emotional, insightful and educational," Mrs. Bourn said.