Feel good story of the day: Family dedicates jewelry business to honor first responders and their spouses

Submitted by: Eddie Molina

Law enforcement officers have a very challenging job. They deal with the decay of society day in and day out and often find themselves in dangerous situations.

Every call they respond to can lead to a life-or-death situation. Whether it's dealing with a suspect high on methamphetamine, a sensitive domestic violence situation, or getting into a shootout with a robber, anything is possible.

This high-intensity, dramatic, and dangerous profession is stressful and takes a toll on officers, sometimes in the form of post-traumatic stress. And with that comes a host of other issues and challenges.

But the person often overlooked is the spouse of the officer. The spouses must deal with the officer who may have had a rough day at work, which is not always easy. 

Stressed-out law enforcement officers sometimes find unhealthy, even destructive, ways to cope with stress. Alcoholism, depression, and isolation are just some of the ways this manifestation unfolds.

And spouses will be a part of that process.

One Badge, Two Hearts

A supportive spouse is vital to an officer's personal and professional success. They are the ones who are there when things are both good and bad. And it takes a strong spouse to endure the ups and downs of a law enforcement career.

That is why Two Hearts One Badge exists. They want to honor law enforcement professionals and their spouses with unique and creative jewelry.

"We understand the role spouses play for the police officers and found a way to honor them both through our jewelry," said Joe Furnari, owner and son of the founder of Furnari Jewelers.

He continued, "We also understand that spouses are important to our police because when things are good at home, it helps the officer focus on the job to protect themselves and the public without distractions. The mutual love and connection is embodied in our jewelry."

A Charitable Family

Joe is a second-generation member of the family business. Even though Two Hearts One Badge is a relatively new line of jewelry, the support for law enforcement has always been there.

"We [the Furnari family] support law enforcement because we believe in law and order. Police will always be here to protect us from the bad guys, and it's up to us good guys to show our respect for police," Joe said.

The Furnari's new line of law enforcement and first responder jewelry is more about love and support for law enforcement than it is a business decision. 

Proceeds from every purchase will go to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, a leading organization dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of our nation's first responders and military service members.

But Furnari's are just starting - they want to expand their donations.

"We're open to work with any organization that helps the cause, that helps first responders. They are working hard to help and protect us, now we want to continue to do our part to help them," Joe said.

To check out their Two Hearts One Badge line of jewelry, visit their website.
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I spent 40 years in the jewelry business before I left to go into security. My family are all Chicago cops and I was accepted into the Illinois State Police. I hope this is legit. Or is a money grab off the feelings we all have for first responders. I hope it is an honest promotion. How much money from each sale is going to the cause? Did you check this guy out before you put him on your site?


I am a retired cop from Greenville, SC and retired in 1985 due to injuries sustained in the line of duty in 1984 as a Motorcycle Officer. My Department didn't do much for me as I was the first Officer in the 150 years of the Departments existence who retired as Disabled as thy usually just place disabled Officer on the Front Desk taking complaints until they get burned out and retire or quit. I wanted them to know that I still wanted to be an active-duty cop but because of the injuries I could never be a cop again. Another cop who had been badly injured found out about my determination to retire as disabled and he also asked to retire at the same time. They allowed me to retire with 20yrs service from the State but that was it, no medical insurance to carry with me and no suing the people who helped caused the accident by blocking the view or the people directly involved as it would look bad for the Dept. If I did they said they would tie my retirement up in court for at least two years and as I had two little boys to care for I needed the money to raise them so I took the retirement and retired in 1985. The Federal Government should provide injured Officers with some sort of provision to help them in the later years limiting paying health insurance, education for their kids, a small stipend to sustain the injured Officer later in life. I was actually lucky as I was allowed to get a retirement from the State of SC but I have met many other disabled in the line of duty who were simply fired as they could no longer do the job of a police officer, no pension, nothing! Too late for me but for the young guys coming up now it may help tremendously.

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