Don't you worry about him?
When I met my husband he was almost finished his training at the academy.
He asked me this question himself.
Would his work be too worrying?
Fortunately I'm an optimist and always expect the best will happen.
Then I'm crushed when it doesn't.
But this perspective is very helpful when your husband is a police officer.
He is not working 'the beat' at the moment.
For now he has a very safe office job, which I couldn't be more thankful for today.
When he was working in the car, I did occasionally worry.
If he was late home without being able to call.
But other than that, I found shift work annoying but didn't constantly worry about him.
Today I cannot stop thinking about the wife of the Gold Coast police officer, Senior Constable Damian Leeding.
I wonder did she feel the same way as me.
I wonder how I would cope if I received the news she did just days ago.
And just moments ago he died in hospital.
I felt like I was hit with a ton of bricks.
The tears came and haven't stopped.
I am devastated for his wife and every other police officer's wife that has lost her husband.
I cannot shake the image of her with her two small children.
I want to say thank God it was not my husband, but that sounds so unfair.
I am just so sad.