East Hartford Police Officer Paul Buchanan, Badge #208, was my best friend, my husband, and the love of my life.  Paul and I were best friends – meeting at the age of 17.  We were married for almost 29 years; we have two amazing sons, Jared and Benjamin.

March 12, 2013 – was the day I experienced the worst tragedy in my life and since that tragic day, I’ve been on a journey of pain, grief, sorrow, healing, and love.  I never would have imagined that I could have survived without him, but God has a way of taking tragedies and turning them into something good and LOVE has carried me through.

The “Believe 208” mission was established in Paul’s memory and works collaboratively with Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE).  CABLE is a non-profit, 501 (C) (3), that brings community and law enforcement resources together to address common issues related to mental health.