Even though I knew one of the police officers tangentially (we went to the same school; had mutual friends), I feel emotionally affected than I expected. Aside from it being a f*cked up situation, I suppose most of that feeling is coming from how similar we are in our heritage and history. I think we might have went bowling once.
And then another part of me feels melancholy about the fact that I no longer speak to those mutual friends. While they say tragedy brings people closer together, I probably won't seek a reunion. Sigh. What reason do I have to rekindle those friendships after we chose to leave them?
In any case, I hope he makes a full recovery. And that they catch the suspects. They get what they deserve.