Police Officers-Our Guardian Angels

18th century rendition of a guardian angel.

18th century rendition of a guardian angel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Belief in Guardian Angels can be traced throughout ancient times. Many believe that these paranormal souls take care of us and can also come to offer mystical and instinctual help in time of immense necessity. It is a common belief that each soul has a Guardian Angel. The religious concept is that the Guardian Angel is an angel assigned to guard and escort a particular person. Belief in both the East and West is that Guardian Angels serve to protect whichever person God assigns them to, and present prayer to God on that person’s behalf. Guardian Angels also appear in literary works of Medieval and Renaissance periods. The knowledge of the eternities educates us that each person, whether believer or not, decent or depraved, mature or youthful, prosperous or broke, has a personal Guardian Angel with him/her at every single moment of his/her life’s voyage.

Even the notion of Guardian Angels is reminiscent to us of the glorious mortals who safeguard us, chaperon us, and offer inspiration to us. I think Police Officers are real embodiments of Guardian Angels since they guard the boundaries of the places they are assigned and defend and look after people of the society to the conclusion of their days. Police Officers as our Guardian Angels are most precious to us since we know how delicate our existence in this world can be. We greatly need security from unanticipated situations and unpredictable perils. Just the consideration of Good Angels (Police Officers) staying close around us gives us all a feeling of being cared for, a feeling of safety and security.

I present a few true accounts of stories, from around us, of Police Officers-Our Real Guardian Angels rescuing and saving us in our times of great distress.

Winter 2007

This is the story of our Guardian Angel Darlene Kent of Coquitlam RCMP.

It was 2007 with winter at its height. It was snowing heavily. Snow on the streets had not been ploughed, hence they were vacant and there was not a soul to be witnessed anywhere.  Only a small number of hungry crows were flying here and there in search of food. We had no realization to the size to which crime had spiked in our neighborhood. We had observed a number of unusual occurrences in our surroundings which were out of character  for our neighborhood. We heard that an elderly person was robbed just outside of where we lived, groups of young people got involved in disputes and we could see the general deterioration in the appearance of the neighborhood. The fences around buildings had gone up and a sense of fear had descended on the people of the neighborhood. Anyone we met had something to say about the crime situation that had started to effect everyone. We realized that there were certain things about which we were out of touch. In such a state of concern I called the non-emergency number of RCMP in Coquitlam, BC. I was referred to Officer Darlene Kent. When she spoke to me on phone I conveyed to her that this was not an urgent situation and we considered seeing her in her office anytime next day or week when she had free time. She said that she was arriving instantly regardless of the cold and snow,which did not seem to concern her at all. My husband was standing in the living room, glancing outside, when he saw a half visible person trotting through the snow. He instantly told me that there was a Police Officer outside. We had never supposed that she would take such a risk on such a dismal day. Moments later Officer Darlene Kent was at the intercom. My husband opened the door and his first reaction was that she didn’t have to come in such a snowy weather. Once inside, she said that maybe to us it was not an emergency but to her it was a serious concern. Good or bad weather was never her concern but our safety and security was. She spent over two hours explaining strategies in dealing with crime situations. She answered all our questions and gave us very satisfying answers. Later she conducted a comprehensive workshop for all the tenants in our building about measures for personal safety. Everyone was very pleased and satisfied.. For sure, following her advice on personal safety, and being careful in varied scenarios, we are still alive today. To us she is our Guardian Angel who saved our lives by educating and enlightening us about different ways to protect ourselves. I can never forget what she said as she sat talking to us. She said, “Crime moves in a spiral and while going down in circles it takes everyone in its grip. The best way to save yourselves from becoming the victims of crime is to co-operate with police and offer them all your support so that we can work as a community and succeed in making our neighborhoods safer. Make police your ally.” These words still ring in my ears. In person she is so humble, a complete picture of modesty, kindness and grace. She is my inspiration behind my aim to support the police. Before her, I had never met a police officer and what a life-changing experience I had after meeting her. Some impressions are ever-lasting and this was one of those. Thank you, our Guardian Angel. We owe our lives to you.

February 03, 2012   

This is the story of Guardian Angel off-duty RCMP homicide investigator Cons. Aaron Jabs and his wife.

As the media reported an off-duty police officer and his wife helped save a family from a horrific accident in Delta, British Columbia. MacDonald was driving down highway 17 with her two-year old daughter Haylee and seven-year old son Jordon, when a couple of ducks tried to cross the street. In a moment MacDonald’s car was sitting at the bottom of a ditch and started to fill up with water. The car was almost impossible to spot from the road. Jordon was able to climb up the ditch and flag down a passing vehicle. That’s when Off duty  RCMP homicide investigator Cons. Aaron Jabs and his wife rushed in to help. Miraculously all three members of the young family survived relatively unscathed, suffering only minor injuries.

The Guardian Angels left for other destinations to save people without even leaving their names behind.

November 14, 2012

This is the story of the Guardian Angel NYPD Police Officer Larry De Primo.

The barefoot homeless man Jeffrey Hillman was given boots by a kindhearted NYPD Police Officer Larry De Primo. The officer’s generous act was immortalized in photo by a tourist from Arizona.

January 22, 2013

This is the story of the Guardian Angel an off duty Police Officer Ruben.

An off duty Police Officer rescued a woman after she fainted and fell on the rail of the subway in Madrid. An off duty Police Officer jumping on the rails to rescue her pulling her to the opposite side of the tracks as the train approached. Too often these stories end tragically but thanks to an off duty police officer’s quick thinking a woman was carried to safety seconds before the train arrived. Bystanders tried to alert the train driver as Ruben jumped over the tracks and pulled the woman to the opposite side of the tracks seconds before the train approached.

These were a few stories out of many which had personally inspired me.

In their responsibility as heavenly assists to human beings in this world, Police Officers as our Guardian Angels play the role of our leaders, defenders, educators, consoler, guardians of the honorable, moral, and the virtuous. Our Guardian Angels are nearer to us than anything else. They understand us more deeply than our fathers and mothers. Leading by example they teach us to follow the path of virtue, knowledge and wisdom.

I firmly believe that the world of chaste souls exists amid the heavenly kind and the human kind; because great wisdom has designed this world order in such a way that the superior must take care of the lesser. Police Officers, our Guardian Angels carry out the heavenly design for our rescue; they liberate us when we are hampered and help us so that we may reach our safe havens.

Let us tenderly care for our Guardian Angels (Police Officers) as they are not only our guardians and shields but also our therapists. They are trustworthy, dependable, judicious, and resilient. Let us respect them, let us stay nearby them and in their fortification. For our own good, let us support them in every way possible.

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About samina iqbal

I am a free lance writer who loves to write on social issues in particular. I am a house wife and my husband Dr. Shams Iqbal offers all the support and encouragement so that I can pursue my passion for authorship and other cause which is dear to me. My lifelong mission in life is to offer my support for the police officers who need to be supported and protected by general public like us. My inspiration to do this comes from my personal experiences of some of the greatest police officers whom I have witnessed do great deeds for the good of humanity. I am so inspired and fascinated to support this law enforcement group. On the other hand I like music, movies specially classics, I am a fashion geek, English and American literature are my passions.
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5 Responses to Police Officers-Our Guardian Angels

  1. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.


  2. Thanks for sharing these wonderful stories. 🙂


  3. Thanks Jill. Your input is very valuable for me, and it makes me feel very proud.


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