View Full Version : Buried my PA Trooper Brother today

05-29-2019, 06:27 PM
Man. .... tough day.

Been to more cop funerals than I can count .... and personally knew a few.

Today .... today was different.

I thought I knew him. But he knew me more.

We shared lockers in close proximity at 2 stations.

We were both firearms instructors.

I had the pleasure of speaking to his wife and 2 daughters today. His wife read my name plate and started rattling off all kinds of stuff she heard about me from Don. Brought a tear to my eye. Unreal.

Asked about my hunting trips ... my truck and my life at home.

We just buried her husband ... my Trooper Brother ... and that was my conversation.

The past 11 days put life back into perspective.... a perspective that gets drowned out by lifeís daily grind.

Iíll leave it at that .... but wanted to share.

05-29-2019, 07:02 PM
My condolences for your loss.

05-29-2019, 07:08 PM
Too many have had the ticker quit just after retiring. Not knowing what Gremlins are in our vital organs causes many men to die too soon. Many of us are reluctant to see a doc and even more reluctant to follow advice. Knowing that it is likely your day and deciding to pass in uniform as opposed to a hospital gown takes an honorable man.


Greg Nichols
05-29-2019, 08:52 PM
I'll hoist a glass and send prayers to the family. Lost a hero in the fight. Till Valhalla

05-29-2019, 09:13 PM
Condolences to you and his family and friends.

PRC 74
05-30-2019, 05:56 AM
My condolences. RIP brother.

Brent Yamamoto
05-30-2019, 06:21 AM
I will raise a glass. Sorry for your loss.

05-30-2019, 07:06 AM
Sorry for your loss, SoldierofTheLaw. LEO/Military funerals are rough, especially with our close brothers-in-arms. Rest well, brother.

05-30-2019, 07:06 AM
When I pass by 351.9, I will salute him. Always.

05-30-2019, 08:24 PM
Prayers for his family and friends.

05-31-2019, 05:11 AM
Life is loss.

We're all strangers here, waiting to cross the river.

How great to meet, befriend, and stand alongside true brothers-in-arms.

Prayers out.

05-31-2019, 09:07 PM
Thanks fellas .... I truly appreciate the replies.