Project 10-12



Y’all- I have a dream.

I’ve dubbed it “Project 10-12”.  I discussed the project with my LEO a few weeks ago, who thought it was a cool idea.  He did say “That’s a lot of driving. From here to Richmond is several hours.” I reminded him it wasn’t my first rodeo, and that I was ridiculously pregnant the last time I was in Richmond (to see him graduate from DOCJT! (Cue Rosy the Riveter arm).  He’ll be joining me for much of the big trips.

What exactly do I hope to accomplish?

• Ride along with 12 departments from across the state
• Take pictures with the department with which I ride, and hopefully other LEOWs across the state
• Scrapbook pictures/mementos from trip
• Obtain a patch from each department with which I ride
• Make quilt featuring each patch
• Auction quilt on Ebay
• Donate money to the Kentucky Peace Officers Association (keepers of the Jason Ellis Memorial Fund, as well as a lot of other great projects. More info here:

So far, I’ve ridden with Mayfield PD and Graves County SD. They have been SO welcoming and wonderful. I’ve had a terrific response from agencies across the state, and am looking forward to seeing new places and meeting new people. Yesterday, I rode with my first K-9 unit. Here are some things I learned:

  • Don’t do drugs. You don’t know where they’ve been…and you’re probably better off not knowing.
  • If you hear an LEO say, “stop”…you should probably just go ahead and stop whatever it is you’re doing. If the LEO says stop, then you hear a bark, you should probably stop what you’re doing and talk to Jesus, too.
  • Sig 5 seems to translate to the universe as “time for someone to make a bad decision”
  • EMTs are always nice. EMTs that bring you a random Gatorade are my favorite.
  • Nurses don’t get paid enough.

God bless our LEOs. Their professionalism and focus on saving lives, even with people who don’t return the grace, is something to be admired.

am  selling t-shirts on Teespring to help with this adventure. If you’d like to help (please help!) you can get yours here: 

The incidentals are going to add up and, hey, you don’t become a cop because you want to get rich.  Haha! 🙂 I’ve got 5 days to finish meeting our goal- or NONE of them will print. Check out the back!


Please pray for this journey to be a safe, productive one.  Sending love!



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