Prayer at work protects police officer

Many people have a quick prayer for help at work. However, unlike the pleas for calmed nerves during an important presentation or help with an angry co-worker, very few people ask the Lord for help facing down the barrel of a loaded gun.

Bob Pippen, a Portland police officer, did just that when a high-speed chase resulted in a car crash and both officer and suspect drew their weapons.

For Pippen, facing less than ideal work conditions is all part of doing what he loves. "Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a cop," he said. "It's stereotypical, but it is just something I have always wanted to do."

When Pippen, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, finally got his dream job, he realized the importance of relying upon his beliefs, his faith and even the LDS hymn book to help him cope with his job.

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