Peace Officer John Marynowitz was permanently disabled by gunfire and his partner was killed in the line of duty in 1993. His injuries have physically confined him to a wheelchair but have not restrained his spirit. John remains positive and trusts that you can move on, no matter what happens in life. Faith allowed John and his family to find purpose in their circumstances and to offer others encouragement and support over the past twenty years. He asked that a cross be held in his right hand and “Jesus I Trust in You” be included in the painting.
Portrait PPD P/O John Marynowtiz (ret)
Jesus I Trust In You 16 X 20 Oil 2017
When my husband was seven years old, he and his brother woke to a house full of family, police and strangers. His father had been shot overnight. The community had rallied in support, lining up to donate blood outside of Hahnemann Hospital and was there to take care of them and their mother who was expecting. Paul Domenic had suffered near life ending injuries when, as he recounts, an honest mistake caught him in a hail of friendly fire by fellow officers when he was mistaken for the suspect they were in pursuit of. He always kept the Policeman's Prayer tucked together with his badge. That night while working undercover, it was in his front breast pocket and deflected one of the many bullets. The picture of Saint Micheal bears the imprint from the bullet strike on on the breast plate. Paul keeps it in his wallet still today, credits it for saving him and named his third son after the angel. Dedicated to protect and serve and given the second chance at life so many victims do not, he returned to the work he loved and later retired as a Lieutenant. He served as a Peace Officer for the City of Philadelphia for 42 years and two of his children now serve on the same Police Department.
Portrait PPD Lieutenant Paul Domenic (ret)
Saved By An Angel 18 X 24
Mixed Media 2018
Photograph of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer Card with the mark left by the bullet.