We remember. And, if we listen closely, we can hear his voice as ‘love you’s’ echo through our heads.
Two years ago today, we lost a hero. My son, David Glasser, was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty. We remember and honor his commitment to the safety of those of us who live in Phoenix. We remember and honor his willingness to put himself at great risk in order to save others.
Davey was a Phoenix native who graduated from Moon Valley High School before getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology at ASU. He was a Phoenix Police Officer for 12 years.
Davey was a family fanatic – he had a huge heart which was dedicated to his wife, Kristen, his two children and his extended family.
He was a sports fanatic – he played them his whole life and he followed them all. He especially loved the Cardinals and Diamondbacks and all ASU sports.
He was also a people fanatic – he loved people. He loved to make people laugh. He loved to be around people who were having a good time. He was fiercely loyal to those he loved and, if you every crossed that line with him, you knew it. He didn’t have any biological brothers so he recruited brothers his entire life – some wore a blue uniform, some wore a cross, others wore Moon Valley red, white and blue, and he had a large crowd of brothers who wore Cardinal Red.
If Davey loved you, you knew it – because he told you. He knew how quickly life could change, how – in a moment – his life could end. So he was fanatical about telling people he loved them and he also was adamant about hearing it back.
Davey’s watch ended on May 19, 2016. But his love, dedication, integrity and honor lives on through the David Glasser Foundation. There is still a lot to be done and the Foundation is proud to continue the work that David started.
Today, we pause…. we listen to the ‘love you’s….. and we remember.