Originally Posted By cloak-n-carbine:
Originally Posted By SmittysWife59:
Not an LEO here, but the death of one does and will affect citizens who knew them. I have not noticed on these posts his name mentioned, and he should have been.
Back in 1985 I managed a gas station. From the time I was 15 yrs old to the age of 26, I was very close to an officer in our town. EVERYONE who had ever met him, loved him.
It just so happened that one night I had to work 3rd shift due to an emplyee being sick, so he had come in and was playing cards with me to help keep him and I awake. (slow night for him)
Now it was about towards the end of his shift and mine, and he asked me to join him to have breakfast at our local Denny's. This officer was also just a few years away from retiring.
Just when he was about to leave, he got a call about a domestic dispute. As he was walking out the door (Good grief, I STILL cry remembering this) he looked over his shoulder and said "Honey, I may be a little late meeting you, but keep my seat warm, will ya?"
3 1/2 hours later I called the PD to see if maybe he forgot or something, even though it was not like him, and was told that the husband at this domestic disturbance, attacked him physically. and he had a massive heart attack at the scene and died. (Excuse what I am going to say next)
THAT M'FR that attacked my friend, who ended up dying right there in that F****R'S PATHETIC home should have been put to DEATH.... (feeling a little better now)
Officer Leland Pye, I love and miss you. Maybe one day we can play cards again in Heaven., and catch up on that cup of java we missed out on that day together....
As I am for any senseless loss of life, I'm sorry for the loss of your friend What many seem unable to fathom is that cops are not heartless, mindless, emotionless automatons (Hell, some of us have even cried nearly uncontrollably while doing death notifications)....but rather, they (we) are human beings with mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, wives, husbands, and last but most certainly not least....friends (much like yourself), all of whom feel a tremendous sense of pride knowing that their loved one "answers the call" on a daily basis by working f'ed up shifts, dealing with the lowest common denominator of humanity, and dealing with a myriad of horrific and often traumatic situations (albeit voluntarily). These people also feel a tremedous sense of grief when that unfortunate officer meets with fate at his "end of watch". So SmittysWife, I say thanks to you for recognizing this, and also, again, sorry for your loss.
Posted By daisywench:
DV8, get your mind out of the gutter. You're blocking my snorkel.