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 during a burglary attempt.
Officer Ginarro New from the Phoenix Police Department was just killed in the line of duty. Davey’s department. I know the grief and sudden loss that is happening to his family – I’ve been there.
Those of you who follow my blog know that I post this blog every time an officer is killed in the line of duty in Phoenix and now where we live in Denver. I post this because I just can’t go on with life as normal without stopping to honor and remember the sacrifice of Officer New. I can’t stop thinking of and praying for his family, friends and co-workers. I know and love a lot of Police Officers in Phoenix and I have witnessed the wave of pain and loss that is now moving through their department. My broken heart understands the pit of grief Officer New’s family has been dropped into and the struggles yet to come. I know they are waking up each morning hoping it was all just a horrible 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 and, when it’s close, it’s worse. The invisible cloud of grief in my house with Davey’s name on it becomes more evident whenever we lose another hero.
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 live in a thin blue line between the innocent and evil. Police Officers stand 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. Officer New was a man dedicated to making a positive difference in our world. A man willing to stand up against what is wrong and help make it right.
Those of us left behind will remember and honor Officer New for his commitment and sacrifice.
The Thin Blue Line just got a little thinner.
Davey – Miss you more today.