May 17, 2007 at 1:22 am #4420
It is Police Officer Memorial Week in the US this week.
I know there are a few board members, like myself, that have carried the badge and upheld the oath to protect and serve our fellow citizens for many years.
I hope I’m not presuming, however I’m sure we all ask you take a few moments to remember our fallen sisters and bothers in your thoughts this week.
I’ve personally lost 3 friends in the last 6 years, all younger than me and I don’t know why it was them. The hands of fate are not very predictable.
Thanks for your kind consideration.
I saw this on the Caliber Press weekly newsletter this week and thought it was very correct for this time –
Death and wounds will be painful to the brave man and against his will, but he will face them because it is noble to do so or because it is base not to do so. And the more he is possessed of virtue in its entirety and the happier he is, the more he will be pained at the thought of death; for life is best worth living for such a man, and he is knowingly losing the greatest goods, and this is painful.
–Aristotle, Ethics, 1117b7
May 17, 2007 at 2:03 pm #5704
Chopperguy- I am deaply sorry for the loss of your friends.
I will offer a prayer for all.
I apologize for needing to be remindinded to stop and think about those that daily sacrifice to uphold the safety that enable our society to prosper.
May 20, 2007 at 1:57 am #5705
No need to apologize.
Just say thanks the next time you see one of us out there. We do it because it’s more than just a job for most of us – It’s that sheep dog thing I guess. I’m edging closer to retirement and feel some apprehension about it, hoping those that follow will make the commitment my generation has.
June 26, 2007 at 4:39 pm #5706
We just lost a corrections officer yesterday morning in a horrible incident. I have no clue how the escaped murdering convict survived. Very sad day here in SL for Law Enforcement and the officers family.
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