Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Really Tough Day....

Yesterday was a very tough day for the entire Bay Area. Four Oakland officers killed in the line of duty were laid to rest. These deaths definately hit very close to home for our family. This was a routine traffic stop and G makes these everyday. I am so proud of my husband and what he does everyday protecting our state, our community, our citizens and our family. Another reason these deaths hit close to home is that these were Oakland Police officers. My uncle was an Oakland Police officer for many years and retired as a Leutenant. He knew these officers and was especially close with Officer John Hege. I know yesterday was especially tough on him. The video shared here is quite long, but the first 10 minutes is my uncle speaking on behalf of and to his dear friend and brother in blue.
I want to take a minute to thank these officers for making that ultimate sacrifice. One they knew was always a possibility, one they hoped they would never have to make, but one they got up and went to work everyday prepared to make.
Yesterday was also Princess J's 2nd birthday, but I'd like to save that for another post.....

1 comment:

Mrs. L said...

I thought of you and your family when I first heard about all this. I too, am proud of the men and women who are police officers/highway patrol. My heart goes out to the families and friends of these men. Hugs to your Dad.