“I have friends who are police officers. I’m thankful for all who put their lives on the line every day to protect us. I also appreciate the sacrifice their family members make to support them. I know it’s not quite the same, but I know what it feels like to be the wife of someone who puts their life in danger in service to our country. Police officers are extraordinary people. I believe most of them are good, but they are people and we all know, not all people have good intentions, some are bad apples. Therefore, I believe we need to hold wrongdoers accountable. Like many Americans, watching the death of George Floyd shook me to my core. Being who I am, I decided to go through the Delaware Citizen’s Police Academy. I am now the President of the Delaware Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. I learned a lot; including, close to 80% of police calls are not even police related, but they’re all we have, especially after hours. Police officers are our first responders. I see areas that are working well and areas that need improvement across the country. As a result, I devised a new bill that supports the police and citizens so everyone goes home safe. I believe we need to support law enforcement with people (social workers and mental health professionals), increase training, and the resources they need, so they can do their job effectively. I also volunteer to help our law enforcement.”