When “happily ever after" doesn’t turn out like you planned… there’s still hope!
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Detective Tania Owen is the spouse of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Steve Owen, murdered execution-style in October 2016 when he answered a burglary-in-progress call.
Vickie Speed is the spouse of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Detective Mitch Speed, who died from cancer in July 2018 as a result of exposure while on duty.
Though the two women hadn't known each other prior to their husbands' deaths, God supernaturally brought them together and then drew them into a relationship often described like that of the Bible's Ruth and Naomi.
Drawing strength from their shared faith in God, Tania and Vickie now provide wisdom and encouragement to other law enforcement officers and their families. In their inspiring book, After the Badge, they reveal the difficulties of being in law-enforcement, including how both of their marriages were once almost destroyed – until each couple found the healing, forgiveness, and restoration that came only from the hand of our loving heavenly Father.