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 Commander Greg Carnicle has been a shock. He had such a long and awesome career in law enforcement. He made so many great contributions to our city. His loss is such a tragedy. Thankfully the other officers who were shot at the same time are recovering.
I can’t stop thinking and praying for Commander Carnicle’s family, friends and co-workers. My broken heart understands 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 relive these feelings every time I hear of another officer being killed.
Too many people don’t understand that each death of a Law Enforcement Officer is a tragedy for all of us. 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 people who want to make your neighborhood, your city, a dangerous place to live. 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. Commander Carnicle was a man 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 Commander Carmicle for his bravery, commitment and sacrifice. There are a lot of ways we can personally show our support for 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.
The Thin Blue Line just got a little thinner.
Miss you, Davey.