My husband is the epitomy of what it means to be an American. He served in the United States Navy for 5 years, used his G.I. Bill money to go to college, and is now protecting and serving his community as a police officer. This year has been a trying year for his department. They lost 3 officers this year in the line of duty. They gave the ultimate 4th of July sacrifice by keeping their community safe and free from crime. This 4th of July I would like to thank my husband for going out every night and for coming home every morning to be with us. I took this picture this morning when he got home from work.