In memory of a fallen brother

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what
they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his
community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

  1. Rest In Peace Brothers !!

    Today was the start of police week for this year, and tonight was the candle light memorial. This year my good friend, Eugene, Oregon police officer Chris Kilcullen will be added to the wall of fallen officers at the national memorial. He joins another 160 plus brother & sister officers lost in the line of duty this year.

    I just wanted to say, rest in peace 1-Mary-18, you may be lost, but will NEVER be forgotten.

    I never dreamed it would be me,
    my name ...
  2. This freaking sucks !!!

    by , 02-24-2012 at 03:53 AM (In memory of a fallen brother)
    Well, its happened again out here in the pacific northwest. We've lost another police officer in the line of duty. This time, it was a Washington State Patrol officer, who was shot and killed on a traffic stop. IT looks like I'll have to fire my patrol unit up, if the brass will let me, and drive up for the memorial. If the brass won't let me take the truck, I'm still going, In the mean time, my P.O.V. is proudly flying a thin blue line decal.

    I didn't know the officer, ...
  3. getting nervous

    by , 10-21-2011 at 04:54 AM (In memory of a fallen brother)
    Ok,. I'm down to about a week before the surgery, and the nerves are starting to hit...Got the pre admission b.s. done this morning, as well as set up the appointment with the anesthesiologist. The hospital told me I'm staying at least one night, probably more. Guess I play that by ear depending on how I feel.

    So, it seems like now the nerves set in & the little voice keeps asking if I really want to do this, which is answered very loudly by my back, with a resounding "Hell ...
  4. What did I do to deserve this ??????

    by , 07-27-2011 at 05:47 AM (In memory of a fallen brother)
    Sheesh, I can't win it looks like. Two back surgeries last year, and now, I may be headed for surgery # 4. My back started acting up after I responded with the local city pd as a back up officer on a family dispute call. Long story short, the male half decided to not go with the program when we decided it was time to cuff and stuff him. We had to take him to the ground (hard) then tazed him 2 times to get him to comply. My back felt weird at felt a little weird after the incident, but it wasn't ...
  5. Sad day.

    by , 04-30-2011 at 03:44 AM (In memory of a fallen brother)
    Today was a crappy day. It was the memorial for my friend and brother officer, Chris Kilkullen. Chris was an officer with the Eugene, Oregon police, and lost his life when he was shot by a woman with no criminal background. Of course, now she's claiming she's mentally ill, hoping to avoid the death penalty.

    The memorial was fitting to a fallen hero, even if it would have embarassed him. The only time I cried was when the they did the last radio call, which went something like ...
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