The answer is yes.
When I am asked if other law enforcement officers being killed in the line of duty brings it all back, the answer is always yes. It brings back the horrible shock and loss of May 18, 2016 when my son, David Glasser, a Phoenix Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty.
The recent line of duty death of State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer has been hard. He was so young with so much ahead of him. Such a tragedy. He was killed very close to my old neighborhood here in Phoenix but, truthfully, all of our neighborhoods are at risk. We need our Thin Blue Line.
I can’t stop thinking and praying for Trooper Edenhofer’s family and friends. My broken heart hurts for the pain they are experiencing and the struggles yet to come. I know they are waking up each morning hoping it was all just an extremely bad nightmare…….
and then letting the tears flow as they realize it wasn’t. Their world has shattered…..
and it will never be the same.
I have these feelings every time I hear of another officer being killed. Every time.
Too many people don’t understand that each death of a Law Enforcement Officer is a tragedy for all of us. These are the good guys and they are getting gunned down in the streets. These are the courageous people who are standing in a thin blue line between all of us and evil. They are standing between you and the bad guys in your neighborhood, in your city. They put themselves in harm’s way each day for us.
When good guys lose, we all lose.
And we have all lost another hero. A man who was dedicated to making a positive difference in our community. A man willing to stand up against what is wrong and help make it right.
Those of us left behind will remember and honor Trooper Edenhofer for his bravery and sacrifice. Facebook is full of posts letting us know how each of us can personally show our support for him and his family, for the officers who were injured in the same confrontation and for the Law Enforcement Officers who are still working hard each day to fight evil on our behalf.
Let’s all pick a way to show our appreciation and do it.
We need our Thin Blue Line.
Miss you, Davey.