I read an article back in December on Police One about the Seven Layers of Grief after a Line-of-Duty-Death, when I was thinking about my friend Hank Nava as the anniversary of his death came and went. I wondered, what is it that makes this grief so poignant year after year? As I read the article the word MURDER smacked me in the face and went straight to my gut. Yes, he was killed in the line of duty, but that doesn’t really carry the weight of the severity of what really happened. As first responders, the words service and sacrifice are as much a part of us as the air we breathe, but that does not mean we agree to be intentionally killed in the line of duty. That is murder.
My heart breaks for the Richardson Police Department and the friends and family of the men, Rene Gamez and David Sherrard who were murdered during that incident.
RIP Officer David Sherrard, we’ll take it from here. #davidsherrard #davidsherrard1078 #richardsonpolicedept #richardsonpolice #policeone #policeonegrief #thinblueline #coplife #sendme #iamhope #bluefamily I recommend that article on Police one about grief to all first responders and those people who love a first responder. It does a great job of explaining how we think and what makes us one big blue family. Also, there are organizations out there to help first responder spouses deal with the complexities that come with our relationships. Please reach out to them if you need help #ckffdn #tayakyle #chriskylefrogfoundation #masteringyourmarriage