Moving Personal Story of Houston’s Lesbian Hero Cop

| October 4, 2017

 
Josh Jackman of PinkNews reported this week: “A lesbian police officer who “lost everything” in Hurricane Harvey while she was protecting the people of Houston has been saved from homelessness by the LGBT community.”

“Toni Mascione left her wife Christina and their three children – nine-year-old Isabella Michelle and five-year-old twins Gabrielle Alexander and Ayden Ronin – to protect citizens.”

“The officer, who is also head of security at local LGBT nightclub Rich’s, explained that for those few days, her family had to drop down on her list of priorities.”

“We truly cannot think about, even for a split second, our own lives and the devastation we may be coming home to, because in order to make it through the mission, the mission must come first,” Toni told OutSmart Magazine.

“As an officer, the mission is always citizens you don’t even know. Families of police officers [also need to] put themselves last every time, because that’s part of it.”

“When she returned home,” PinkNews reported,  “she insisted on going in alone, so that she could prepare her wife and kids for what they were about to see. Then she saw the devastation – and broke down.”

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