Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I Knew Him Once

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.

3 comments:

Jess said...

We move on and leave people behind. Those about whom we really care we usually try to keep in our lives. I'm sorry it's hurting you emotionally, but that's understandable even if you only barely knew the guy. This is just a terrible situation.

I hope the officers make a full recovery, but, from what I've read, it seems like one will and one won't. Nobody makes a full recovery from two .45 slugs to the face. For that matter, it would be unlikely for him to recover at all, I'm sorry to say. A young man doing his job, trying to enforce the law and protect all of us, and this is what happens. It's sad beyond words.

As for the criminals, there's nothing we can do to them that will really amount to "what they deserve." I hope the guilty parties are caught and sent to jail for the rest of their lives, but there's just nothing we can do to really right this wrong.

Don said...

send him a note and say hi and thank him for working in public service. why not?

tribecatexan said...

looks like he's home and okay now. send some flowers over and say hi.