Yesterday was the memorial service for the four police officers killed here Thanksgiving weekend. I spent the afternoon watching the event on TV. I even wrote the post on my horse blog about it, a day for the fallen. Just couldn't get myself to write much of anything else.
Today, I had an appointment to get my haircut. My normal route took me right past the location this whole think happened. I wasn't prepared for my reaction as I drove by.
It really is an amazing sight. The entire corner of the property has been taken over by a memorial created by passers by leaving their remembrances. Television doesn't do the magnanimity of it justice. It limits it to a frame. In real life it seems to go on forever. As I rounded the corner it took over my entire view.
Even today there were still people there paying tribute to the fallen officers. People were crying and looking at all the things that have been left. Police officers are there too, standing over it...........guarding it. My heart was breaking.
To be honest, my heart still breaks. You'd think having lived through such evil in my childhood something like this wouldn't shake me. I know about evil in it's most vile form. Yet something about this crime and the one less than a month before it has a hold over me. If police officers cannot feel safe in this world...............how can I?