Badge of Faith

DVD Release: December 6, 2016
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.

Dove Review

“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!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Cheese and crackers (said instead of a curse word)-1; sucks-1; shut up-1
Violence: A few scenes of an officer taking a man down; officers pursue speeding man on the run; officer is kicked in the head and hit in stomach and left, injured; bullies pick on a boy a few times and he hits them with balls; bullies are hit with a board being pushed up from a fence; a kid is punched by another kid; a scene of several men exchanging gunshots from a car and a house porch; man accidentally rides his wheelchair into a light pole; man in his wheelchair falls out of an ambulance.
Drugs: A man smokes a cigarette in one scene; a booze comment on TV; a man's pills are shown and meds are mentioned.
Nudity: Women in bathing suits, nurses, help a shirtless man with therapy in the water; cleavage.
Other: A kid's older brother speaks against cops to him; tattoos on man's arms; tension between a few characters; a man who cannot walk nobly offers a divorce to his wife, and she becomes very angry with him; the hardship of a family dealing with a serious injury to the husband/father.


Company: Christiano Film Group
Writer: Rick Garside
Director: Donald Leow
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 98 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter