Local police wives come together to show support for law enforcement

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Ambush attacks on police officers across the country  have darkened the shadow of anxiety that comes with being the husband or wife of a police officer.

Heather Kedenburg knows that all too well. Every time her husband straps on a bullet proof vest, she realizes he could be walking into an uncertain danger.

"This day and age, it's terrifying to watch them walk out the door and you pray that they are going to come home safe," says Kendenburg.

Kedenburg, the wife of a Central New York police officer, is joining other spouses of local law enforcement officers for an upcoming day at the Carrier Dome.

They'll be enjoying each other's company, have entertainment for their children and snap photos with the message that Central New York supports their law enforcement officers.

She hopes the images will help the public see their loves ones in a different light.

"They're husbands, brothers, sisters, wives. They're coaches. They're your neighbors. They're part of your local community and they are more than just law enforcement."

What started out as just a small group  has grown to more than 100 police officers spouses who all want to take part in the event at the Dome.

Kedenburg says they've gotten support from Lauren Davis and Julie Walas to hold the event at the Carrier Dome.

Photographer Beth Anne is donating her time and talent. The images will be shared through social media.

"We are going to select a few and post them on social media and across the country. We're doing this specifically for our local and state law enforcement officers, but it's really for law enforcement across the country, " says Kedenburg.     


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