Davey’s ‘Love You’ Tree

We have planted a tree.  It’s right next to Davey’s spot in the Phoenix Memorial Park.  My son, David Glasser, was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty last year.

I’m calling it Davey’s ‘Love you’ Tree.  It’s giving us just a little bit of shade now but that shade will grow over the months and years as we visit Davey’s spot.

We can stand in the shade of his tree as we remember all of the many great times we shared with him.

And we can stand there as we honor a hero who stood in the thin blue line between the evil ones and the innocent.  We honor a hero who died defending the freedoms that you and I take for granted.

The tree is alive…..

just like we are.

We’re still here for a reason and our job is to figure out what that is.  God has a unique purpose for each of us and it’s not completed yet.  That’s why we are still here.

Men and women like Davey serve and sacrifice every day to protect us and enable us to fulfill our purpose.  The price they pay is very high.

We need to make it count.

And, so, the David Glasser Foundation has been created.  There is much more to do.  There are many more people to love.

As we stand in the shade of Davey’s ‘Love You’ tree, let us each commit to being a positive part of turning the tide of negativity against law enforcement officers.  We are seeing glimpses of possibilities.  With the support we now have from Washington, we can do this.  What’s your part?

I have a favor to ask of you.

When you visit Davey’s spot, please tie a blue ribbon around a branch of his tree and say a prayer for my family.  Your prayers are helping.  And please tie a blue ribbon while you say a prayer for the families of all of our fallen officers – several of their spots are right around Davey’s.  And please tie a blue ribbon while you say a prayer for all of our Blue Family.

I was there on Friday to say some prayers and get the blue ribbons started.

If you don’t live in Phoenix or can’t get to his spot, you can pray and let me know in your comment – I’ll put a blue ribbon on his ‘Love you’ tree for you.

Every time we visit, we will see the blue ribbon evidence of your love and prayers.

And it will encourage us to keep moving forward.


8 responses to “Davey’s ‘Love You’ Tree”

  1. Judy,

    I have said a prayer for your family and for your son. I spent the week in Washington this year as a member of an Honor Guard Team. It was a very humbling experience for me after 20 years in law enforcement. Thank you for sharing your words of faith and your love for your son. May God Bless you. Many prayers headed your way.


    1. Thank you for the prayers, Mark. They are helping💙 I was impressed by the excellent job the Honor Guard did while we were in Washington. Love you💙💙


  2. Added a ribbon to Davey’s Love You tree today in honor of Father’s Day. He has been visited by many. Thank you for protecting us Dave. So sorry for the family’s loss though. Way too tragic.


    1. Thank you so much! We visited his spot today and we were very encouraged by all of the blue ribbons and love💙💙


  3. WOW! Definitely put a blue ribbon on for me. I have prayed so many prayers for Davey and your family. It has caused me to repray for my brother Doug and family too. Thank you. (My brother had a tree too, in the backyard. It just died this year. Over 40 yrs. old. I am going to plant another).

    Love, Anne


    1. Thank you, Anne. I’ll add a ribbon for you!


  4. Saying a prayer for all the families of our fallen officers. Prayers for everyone defending the thin blue line and their families. Being from Iowa I know the loss all too well. Almost 7 months removed from our own tragedy of losing 2 officers.


    1. Thank you, Tiffany. I’ll put a ribbon on the tree for you. I am originally from Sheldon, Iowa💙💙💙


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