Monday, August 2, 2010

July Muster

Every month the Ann T. Hathaway blog remembers officers who have died in the line of duty. This month, twelve officers have departed from the roll calls of their agencies. Each man and woman listed here matter more than a number. They leave behind family, friends and colleagues. All of those left behind continue to sacrifice, through their grief and in their work, for their communities. Let these fine officers be recalled today, at least for one quiet moment.

--Thor Soderberg--Orville Smith--Michael Bailey--
--David Lambert--Garry Welford--Liusila Brown--
--Samuel Smith--Matthew Edwards--Shawn Hess--
--Carlos Ledesma--John Wells--Timothy Barnes--

You can learn more about these officers at the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Yellow said...

I hope to never find T-rex's name on that list. But I thank you for taking the time to remember the fallen officers. It is hard to think of the dangers they face everyday. Truly Thank you.

Ann T. said...

Dear Yellow,
I also hope and pray that no tragedy ever befalls you. It must truly be hard to think about.

The humor and reach out you do on your blog is a sign of heroism itself-the daily kind. How I admire the silent partners of the police that serve our communities so well.

Ann T.

The Observer said...

Ann T:
Maybe I ought to do this for firefighters.

Prayers and thoughts to their families.

The Observer

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
Thanks for stopping in to think about these officers.

I think that is a great idea, should you decide to, it is harder to get the information. DHS has the names for firefighters. There may be a better source though, b/c DHS is pretty darn dry.

Good luck with the elections!
Glad you could stop in.
Ann T.

Texas Ghostrider said...

Thank You for remembering....

Ann T. said...

Dear TGR,
Thank you for serving . . .

I think these posts are hard for the people most nearly involved.

But these men and women should not pass unspoken among those with only civilian connection either.

Very truly yours,
Ann T.

Bob G. said...

Well done.

The day we stop remembering is the day we stop caring.

Let's never let that happen.

MY condolences to all the families.

Ann T. said...

Dear Bob,
Thank you for articulating the higher message. I do appreciate it.