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  1. #1

    Default Buried my PA Trooper Brother today

    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.

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    My condolences for your loss.
    Soli Deo Gloria

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    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.

    Choirboy

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    I'll hoist a glass and send prayers to the family. Lost a hero in the fight. Till Valhalla
    Greg "Hyena" Nichols
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    Condolences to you and his family and friends.

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    My condolences. RIP brother.
    I am in a sunny place full of shady people

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    I will raise a glass. Sorry for your loss.
    Brent Yamamoto
    Suarez International Tier 1 Staff Instructor

    Ready, willing, able. Bring it.

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    Sorry for your loss, SoldierofTheLaw. LEO/Military funerals are rough, especially with our close brothers-in-arms. Rest well, brother.
    We have to go in places no body would ever think of going into were it not for the necessities of war. ~ Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain


    Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war. ~ Thucydides

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    When I pass by 351.9, I will salute him. Always.

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    Prayers for his family and friends.

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