Wreath Laying Ceremony 

At the May 8 Jefferson County Wreath Laying Ceremony, the names of five fallen officers were unveiled on the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Memorial. Those memorialized were Officer Roy Mangum, Sr.; Sgt. Wytasha Carter; Officer Nicholas O’Rear; Sgt. Parnell Guyton; and Officer Randall Smith.

At the ceremony’s conclusion, Blue Watch had the honor to help provide lunch for the families of the fallen. A special thanks goes to Jim Henderson, retired Birmingham Police Department. Much of what happens each year is a direct result of his sacrifice.

Winning A Gunfight

Anytime there is an officer-involved shooting, Blue Watch sends copies of “Winning A Gunfight” to the agency. “Winning A Gunfight,” written by retired San Antonio Police Department sergeant and now ordained pastor Tim Rupp, addresses the emotional and spiritual aspects of gunfights. This is a must read for any officer that has ever been in an officer-involved shooting.

In May, six copies were sent to Dothan Police Department after an officer was shot and the suspect killed when the suspect pulled a gun on officers. Another 10 copies were delivered to the Birmingham Police Department after a May 16 incident when two officers were shot and two others were grazed by bullets while executing a search warrant for the suspect in a double homicide.

If you, or someone you know, has been involved in a gun battle and would like a copy of this book, we will send you one at no charge. Email us at info@bluewatchfoundation.org.

What’s Next?

Mark your calendar for October 5. This will be our fall leadership event, “Don’t Restart… Reset and Reignite, Strategies to Build a Better Career and Personal Life,” at the Pelham Civic Center.

More details will be released in the July newsletter. Registration will open in August.

We Want to Hear From You!

Blue Watch is here to serve you – the law enforcement community and your families. We want to hear from you because we want to offer services that you need and want. Email us at info@bluewatchfoundation.org. 

The people of Alabama support their officers and they stand ready to help

Get Involved

There are many ways to support the Blue Watch mission:

  • Pray – we need prayer warriors who will pray for us on an ongoing basis and at special events.
  • Volunteer – we are in need of people who will help manage our website, social media and other aspects of the ministry. If the mission of Blue Watch is of interest to you and you have a skillset to offer, consider Blue Watch.
  • Donate – it takes money to make all of this happen. The Lord greatly blessed us in 2020, but to continue our progress will require increased giving. You can give online or by check.

If any of these are of interest to you, please email us at info@bluewatchfoundation.org.

Support the Mission

Please prayerfully consider making Blue Watch part of your year-end giving. The faithful giving of many in the community has made all we’ve done possible. To continue the mission will require greater community support. If this is something you feel led to support, you can donate by:

  • Clicking the “Donate” button at the top of the page.
  • Making a check payable to Blue Watch and mail to 2620 Swiss Lane, Birmingham, AL 35226.

Blue Watch is a 501c(3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.

The mission of Blue Watch is to help officers and their families experience the relevance and benefits of God in their lives.