INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An officer is recovering after he was shot in the arm near 36th and Sherman Wednesday night. Officer Brian Zotz is a 12-year veteran of IMPD.
There is a chance, when those who have been called to protect and serve walk out the door, they may never come home. Or, if they do return, life could be changed.
That's why it's important for them to have a strong support staff in place. Those in law enforcement put their personal safety on the line every day.
Indeed, all marriages take work. But marrying a police officer can be an added stress.
"In the back of your mind you always have that anxiety," Molly Winters-Carie said. "You have that fear of the phone call or the knock on the door.
Two decades ago, Winters-Carie got the knock so many spouses of those in law enforcement fear. Her husband, Gregg Winters, was shot and killed in the line of duty.
"It's very difficult because your life is shattered and now you have to learn to rebuild your life. You have to teach your children how to grieve."
But those who choose the life Winters-Carie describes are often just as dedicated as the men and women in uniform.
Just ask Rick Snyder, first vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police.
"Law enforcement and the policing profession is one of the most stressful careers anyone can take upon themselves. What a lot of people don't realize is the impact it can have on their family as well," Snyder said.
Meanwhile, Winters rebuilt and remarried two years ago to another officer.
"You have to put that fear aside because you know they are leaving to do a job that they love to do and you have to be 100-percent supportive," she said.
A central Indiana judge facing more than 40 counts of official misconduct has apologized and offered to serve a 60-day suspension.
A home is a total loss after a fire Wednesday afternoon in Clinton County.
Tippecanoe County officials wonder how it will affect local communities if $1 billion in state revenue is cut. It could happen if a plan to eliminate property tax for business equipment and machinery is passed.