As a Chaplain, I want to encourage peace officers to research what our education system has failed to deliver in regards to teaching civics – it puts a fresh light on our job of peace making (cf. Matthew 5:9; Romans 13:4) and advancing freedom (cf. 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:1) – to understand that you are ‘The barbed wire that keeps the wolves from the sheep.’ And we want to ensure that the government doesn’t become that wolf.
Enjoy the gift of Freedom and watch your six!
Frank C. Ruffatto
Executive Director, Peace Officer Ministries, Inc.
Rev. Frank C. Ruffatto is a Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastor (Point of Grace Lutheran, Cornelius, NC) and retired police detective (Prince George’s County, Md. PD) He is also the Executive Director and Chaplain for Peace Officer Ministries, Inc. (POM) a 501(c)3 non-profit, international law enforcement chaplaincy ministry whose mission is to “Serve Those Who Protect and Serve Us.”
Chaplain Ruffatto has an A.A. in Liberal Arts from St Leo College, a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Behavioral Science/Theology) from Concordia College, Bronxville, NY and a M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.
Chaplain Ruffatto has performed “boots on the ground” ministry for P.O.M. in Nicaragua, Alabama, and assisted with the LCMS relief efforts in American Samoa. Locally, with Point of Grace, he has worked with the Cornelius Police Department’s Christmas-adopt-a-family projects, National Night Out events, and other ad hoc activities. Additionally, his combination of police/ministry education and experience provides a practical application to the POM police and chaplaincy training at Concordia Seminary.