It’s good when we get the chance to remember together.
My son, David Glasser, was a Phoenix Police Officer killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2016. April and May bring us many opportunities to gather and remember him and all of our fallen officers. There are several memorials here in Phoenix where we remember all the police officers who have been killed in the line of duty in our city and in our state. May 15th, National Peace Officers Memorial Day, is when our entire country remembers all Law Enforcement Officers who have been killed in the United States in the line of duty. Washington, DC is the center of remembering and honoring our heroes during Police Week which is the week each year in which May 15th falls. Last year my family and Davey’s squad spent Police Week in Washington, DC – honoring and remembering.
Remembering together helps. It helps me not feel alone in missing Davey. It reminds me of all the people he touched, all the people he loved, and all of the people who loved him. You grieve with me. You miss him, too.
For me, the best ‘remembering together’ is when we’re having a good time. The Fallen Officer Golf Classic yesterday is one of my favorite times of remembering. This is the second year we got the chance to get together to have fun in supporting PLEA Charities and the vision of the David Glasser Foundation.
Early yesterday morning, as the sun was rising, the fun began at the Wigwam Resort in Goodyear.
Registration was a time of reunions –
we laughed together,
and we saw some faces we hadn’t seen in quite a while.
Everybody bought raffle tickets to support the causes and a lot of us won very cool prizes. I won a free four-some for golf at Karsten’s Golf Course at ASU. Nice! My husband is already making a plan to use it.
Some of us played golf. Others pretended to play golf. Those of us who didn’t even want to try to pretend to play golf volunteered to do all the other stuff that needed to be done.
The golfers had a lot of fun tasting adult beverages on the course. Does that help or hurt your golf game?
Over 350 golfers and 50 volunteers received awesome shirts to wear to show our support of Law Enforcement Officers and we had a great lunch together.
We laughed some more.
We hugged some more.
When we had to say good-bye the “Love You’s” floated out over the crowd.
What an incredible day!
What an incredible way to remember Davey together and support the continuation of the work he started!
Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered! Hope to see all of you again next year!
Miss you, Davey.