I'll never fully understand life. I'll never fully understand people. This is why I find myself saying the words.....help me to understand.....more and more the older I get. Yesterday, an outstanding group of professionals I have the honor and privilege to work alongside lost one of our own. Yesterday, a community lost a man who took the oath to serve and protect them. Serve and protect them he did. He did so with that big smile and often with a very subtle mischievous look on his face. That's what I'll remember.
Here's what I do understand. We are a family and we will carry on. We will do so in honor of those we have lost during the course of our time together in this profession. We will continue to answer the call to duty for the community we serve, and more importantly, for each other. We have to. If not us, then who?
Jason will be greatly missed and I know there will be much that may never be understood. I'm O.K. with that, for I know and understand much of his time on earth was spent in the service of others. Can't beat that.
Peace be with you, Jason.