Featuring Representative Abigail Spanberger
They are the ones who are born with the remarkable desire to serve and protect their community or country. It is a calling ingrained in them. Every day, law enforcement officers wake up, put their uniform on and leave their loved ones behind to go out in their community, not sure if they will be coming back home. Now, more than ever, the law enforcement community needs the full support of our communities and elected officials.
In this episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes sits down with Representative Abigail Spanberger, from the 7th Congressional District of Virginia, to discuss her tireless work on Capitol Hill to ensure that law enforcement officers and their families receive what they have rightfully earned and deserve.
Representative Abigail Spanberger is proud to represent the people of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Abigail’s career has been defined by public service — first serving as a federal agent with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, working money laundering and narcotics cases. She then served at home and abroad as a CIA case officer, focusing on counterterrorism and nonproliferation efforts. Following her time at CIA, Abigail worked in the private sector, helping colleges and universities diversify their student bodies and increase graduation rates.
First elected to the U.S. House in 2018, Abigail serves on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. She is also Vice Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. Abigail grew up in Henrico County, Virginia and is a proud graduate of Henrico County Public Schools. Abigail and her husband Adam have three school-aged three children.
Law enforcement officers have one of the toughest and most dangerous jobs in the United States. The brave men and women of law enforcement are charged with the enormous responsibility of keeping our streets and neighborhoods safe.
Be sure to tune in to Blue View, a weekly podcast presented by the National Fraternal Order of Police, to hear from law enforcement experts, elected officials, and other notable leaders to gain insight into the issues and current events surrounding the law enforcement community. Each episode will leave you with a better understanding of what law enforcement officers face daily. Together, we can rebuild the trust between police officers and the communities they serve.