The mistreatment of police officers, the war on cops and the blatant and violent assault on law enforcement has been well-documented on this program. Officers are being subjected to unsolicited attacks just for showing up to work, just for wearing a uniform and for answering the call to service that lives in their hearts. It’s in their soul, the actual physical fabric of their beings. They’re the last line of defense between anarchy and safety. I have articulated, so many times, that these are the heroes that run directly toward danger, gun fire and selflessly risk their own safety and their lives to preserve the lives of others, regardless of their color, religious beliefs or political alignment.

We should be taking care of them, and we should be demanding that the families of law enforcement are protected, honored and properly taken care of should an officer lose their life in the line of duty. This is the will of Americans, but seemingly not the will of our government, and these families are being forgotten, left behind and intentionally neglected. Its tragic and it needs to stop.

Maureen Ennor Rocha lost her husband, Oscar Rocha, who was a veteran at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. It’s been over a year since Oscar passed, and not a single charity that purports to assist widows of those that lost their lives in the line of duty have reached out or even responded when she has inquired. But what’s even more shocking and unjust is that the county has refused to release Oscar’s pension. The retirement that he had worked for to take care of his family should something happen to him is being held hostage, and Maureen is left holding the bag. Maureen joins us now I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband, and we want you to know that we honor his service and we see and appreciate your sacrifice.

Has the county communicated with you at all about his pension, or are they completely ignoring your situation?