Sunday, December 21, 2014

Rest in Peace brothers and sisters ...

In this, the most joyous season of the year, forgive me for expressing myself on the horrendous police assassinations in New York City.

I am proud to say that I served my community as a police officer for 26 years. Even though I retired 15 years ago, I have never stopped following what happens in our law enforcement community. I bleed blue every time a brother or sister officer dies protecting us.  My heart breaks for the NYPD officers and their families who are tragically affected by this latest attack on law enforcement.  To my brothers and sisters who are still serving...Stay Strong!

While I am at it, I'd like to pay my respects to a friend who died in the line of duty. Officer Larry Eugene Smith, my roommate at the police academy in 1973 died during a gunfight 1 month shy of a year after we began our careers.  Rest in peace Larry.

Otero County Sheriff's Office

Otero County Sheriff's Office
EOW: Thursday, December 27, 1973
Cause: Gunfire

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