Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Take it Over

So I was totally off. I said hundreds, if not a thousand or more...and although the news outlets are reporting over two thousand...my husband was there, and he estimated about 15,000 cops were at the funeral yesterday.
They took over the town.
As they should.
The show of solidarity is not only important for the widow, the children, the family of the fallen Officer...but it's important to us, the LEO Community...so that we might have a moment to reflect, to give thanks, to pray...to cry, and grieve a little ourselves.
It should also send a message to the murderer who needs to be held accountable. To the City and the world at large: we will not accept this happening to our Officers. If you decide to harm one of us, you harm us all. And at the NYPD, we come in one size: HUGE.
We are a force to be reckoned with.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dress Blues and Heavy Hearts

Today, my husband will attend the funeral of fallen Police Officer Dennis Guerra. He will be one of many---hundreds, if not a thousand or more---Officers there to pay their respects.
I am so sad.
I am always sad when a Police Officer dies. As the NYPD Police Commissioner Bratton has stated: "...the death of a police officer as a result of an intentional act not only affects an individual, it is indeed a direct assault upon society as a whole. The entire City grieves this terrible loss."
And it is true. I would ask you to remember Officer Guerra in your prayers today.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

One of Our Own

I am sad to report that we have lost one of our own. NYPD Officer Dennis Guerra died yesterday after being knocked unconscious by toxic smoke this past Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn.
For those of you who have yet to hear about this travesty, I know I am particularly upset because it was such an unnecessary evil.
It was an arson fire set by a no-good punk in a Brooklyn housing project. This particular punk has actually  been quoted as saying that he set the fire because he was "bored."
Once again, this individual has a juvenile rap sheet. Once again, I would like to state that if penalties were harsher, perhaps this Cop Killer would have been put away somewhere, unable to do anyone harm.
Unfortunately, we have lost one of our own. This Officer was a husband and a father of four. By all accounts, a good friend, and a great Officer.
His partner remains in critical condition at one of our City's finest hospitals.
And the only word that comes to mind is: senseless.
Rest in Peace, Brother Guerra.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Just like Real Life! (II)

My husband and I were hysterical laughing this weekend. A fellow Officer friend bought this little Police Car for our son when he was born. He was too young to play with it, but now that he's sitting up and checking out everything around him, we decided it was time to unwrap the car.
Here's what's funny: the car has lights and sirens, as any replica Police Car should. But when you press the windshield, the guy behind the wheel starts singing: "P is for Police Car! Driving in my Police Car...Almost to the Crime Scene!"
Off-key, I might add.  In a jovial voice.
Then he says stuff like: "Let's HURRY to the Crime Scene!"
And: "Hear me coming...then see me coming...sirens ready...I'm driving to the CRIIIIIIIME!"
WOO WOO WOO WOO !!!!!!!!!!!
I asked my husband if he and Ivan ever sang at the top of their lungs while racing to a crime scene.
I couldn't resist.
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