Badge of Faith
Bryan Lawrence is a cop who’s dedicated his career to the entire concept of ‘To Protect and Serve.’ But a chance encounter with two fugitives ends with Bryan being kicked in the face, paralyzing him from the neck down.
Bryan loves his family, God and helping others. His life had been full of drug busts, encouraging kids to succeed, and working support worthy causes in the community. He makes a promise to his future daughter-in-law that he’ll walk her down the aisle when her absentee father can’t do it.
After that fateful kick, however, Bryan finds himself in a whole new world – one where he is completely helpless. The doctors say he will never walk again, but Bryan refuses to give up on that promise he made.
“Badge of Faith” is based on the incredible true story of Officer Bryan Lawrence, a man who loves God and his family, and winds up paralyzed after an encounter with fugitives. Andrew Lauer is wonderful as Bryan, a man who tries to see the sunny side of everything but battles a few doubts on his road to recovery. He goes from promising his future daughter-in-law he will walk her down the aisle to marry his son, to a moment, in despondency, when he encourages his wife to divorce him as he doesn’t want to be a burden to her. Yet through it all, he remembers a voice he heard, a voice he believed to be the voice of God, right after his injury, in which he was told to “Keep your eyes on me.”
This film features dramatic inspiring moments which will move the viewer. And it has some comedy relief, too. In one scene, Bryan is about to have words with his wife and a nurse and his roommate sees it and pretends to be asleep. The fact that this movie is based on a true story makes it even more inspiring. And the ending is a winner of an ending! We happily award this film our Faith Friendly Seal for ages 12-plus. It makes it clear—God can use any circumstance for His glory. Don’t miss this movie!