Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Fallens

Early Tuesday morning, two Tampa police officeres were gunned down and killed. Officer David Curtis and officer Jeffrey Kocab were shot during an early morning traffic stop and tried to arrest a suspect who had a bench warrent being issued against him for writing a worthless check. For A check!!! What I am afraid is that we're all getting used to this type of violence - it scares me...

I'm speechless. So senseless. Two lives were taken for nothing. There is no point to this really, than the suspect choosing to kill, no regards to lives whatsoever. What kind of world are we living these days? Both officers were husband and father - and they were both 31.


Officer Kocab's wife is 9 month pregnant with their first child and is due next week, but the reports surfaced that because of all the stress she has gone through since her husband's death, she has gone into labor. The police department however, says that she's having contractions, but she won't be delivering today... Can you imagine what's that like to lose your husband while you're 9 month pregnant, and not have him right next to you, helping you through the delivery or not having him to hold the baby for the first time? This is so sad that he won't be there for such a beautiful day, which would have been the happiest moment of their lives.

I can't imagine the pain and sadness that surround two officers' wives and children - they were alive Monday and the next morning they were gone. They say goodbye to their families and promised they will be home, but never comes home. It's such tragedy that many of us are angry and ask, "Why?" Is this a simple reminder that our lives are fragile, and we never know when is our time to say goodbye? And that we have to live our lives every day to it's fullest??

I just don't know....

8 comments:

Unknown Mami said...

I lost my job today and I've been really bummed out about it. Reading this makes me realize how lucky I still am.

eri said...

that is so sad! :( my heart goes out to the families, especially the mother and the baby! so tragic!

Dionne said...

This is unthinkable. What a tragedy! Those poor families left behind. News like this makes me so sad!

molly YEH! said...

this is absolutely heartbreaking.

Kristin said...

It honestly upset me most of the day yesterday. So senseless. Those kiddos deserve to have their daddies.

freeteyme said...

so sad and scary. i don't like watching news anymore...

Maki said...

Girlies: Okay, I commented back, but somehow it's gone.. Anyways, I saw the memorial service for those officers on TV and I cried the whole time. It's just heartbreaking.....

Angie said...

it's a shame the way lives are taken.

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