Funerals on the force

Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 7:28 am

Of the funerals I’ve attended, one is most memorable: the service for a fellow police academy grad who was killed in a car accident off duty. Police funerals are full of strangers. Officers from neighboring counties, cities and sometimes states make the trek to honor one of their own. That was the case this spring day years ago. I couldn’t get over the number of cars lined up in that procession. I am sure his widow was comforted by the outpouring of compassion that day. We are all a part of some community, but the police force particularly takes care of its own.

Categories: On the Job

Post a Comment