Denver Police Department wives produce first calendar

DENVER -- Hundreds gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of the inaugural, one-of-a-kind police officer calendar featuring the men and women of the Denver Police Department.

It is called "Behind the Badge Police Officer Calendar."

Mayor Michael Hancock called it groundbreaking.

"What a wonderful way to talk about our officers men and women who serve and protect us every day ... doing what the national discourse won’t talk about," he said.

Chief Robert White was emotional after the calendar was unveiled.

"This is perfect timing," White said. "When I was looking at the video, it took effort for me not to tear up when I saw Sgt. Lopez and John Adsit."

A group of Denver police wives put the calendar together. They wanted to humanize the officers, and help bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement.

The calendar features the officers in activities they are passionate about such as coaching Special Olympics, inspiring at-risk youth or taking inner city kids fishing. They say there is nothing like it in the entire country.

Calendars will be available for a $20 at Denver branches of Alpine Bank or on Amazon.com.

The net proceeds from the calendar will go to the Denver Police Foundation, a Colorado nonprofit charitable organization.

Its mission is to act as an independent and unique funding and advocacy resource for the Denver Police Department with the goal of enhancing public safety and law enforcement in the Denver community.

For more information, visit the Behind the Badge Calendar Facebook page.