IPA Newsletter April 2020 - Word of introduction

02 Apr 2020

Guardian angels also wear blue

Dear friends,

The whole world has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and most countries have taken drastic measures to slow down the spread of the virus, including national borders being partially or completely closed, travelling forbidden or strongly advised against, gatherings of all kind prohibited and many other measures affecting our daily life, our habits, our customs, and sometimes our happiness. The forecast as to when the pandemic will end and everyone’s lives will get back to normal is at present still unclear, and the likelihood is that the coronavirus might continue to affect us for many more months.

While our health authorities and staff are having to cope with an enormous work load and stress, the pressure on the security forces is also extremely high, as they are at the forefront of assisting their governments in putting measures in place and encouraging and ensuring the population respects these.

Many of our fellow IPA members are affected, most IPA activities and events of the next few months have been cancelled or postponed, and many of you are right now exhausted from your daily challenges and worried about your family and friends. Despite all these uncertainties, we can rest assured that the IPA’s core value, Friendship, will be there throughout this difficult time for all of us.

Friendship is the cement of our association, of our members, and we will be an even stronger association after surmounting the adversities we are facing at the moment. Let us stand united and strong as one throughout this hard time and help those who are affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as much as we can.

I seize this opportunity to pay a very special tribute to all police officers who are working tirelessly, at the forefront, in order to fight this pandemic. They are living proof that guardian angels also wear blue!

Many of our colleagues have been infected, some have fallen. Let’s keep them all in our thoughts and be at their side.

Dear friends, stay safe, and I hope to see you soon at the end of this tunnel.

Servo per Amikeco,

Pierre-Martin Moulin, IPA President