Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Moment of Silence Please...

Lastnight Chris and I were watching TV, when a breaking news story came over the air.   It was reported that a Dallas Police Officer, part of the gang unit was gravely wounded after trying to serve an arrest warrant.  According to reports, he knocked on the door and was met with gunfire and was shot in the head.  He passed away a short time later at a local hospital.

Chris met this news with worry over who it might be.  He works at a Police Supply Company and knows most of the DPD that come into this particular establishment, and he told me he knows all of the gang unit.  

When we found out the identity of the officer, Sr. Cpl Norman Smith, I could tell Chris was upset.  This officer wasn't much older than Chris and would have celebrated 18 yrs on the force today.  His wife is a Lieutenant with the DPD  also, and actually works in the Chief's office.

Please read our local news report here, and say a prayer for the family.  

Thank you



6 comments:

Chris H said...

How sad for him, his family and all who knew him.

noble pig said...

That is absolutely horrible. I can't imagine what they are going through.

Mary Ellen said...

Praying for strength for his family.

Michelle said...

Oh that's so sad! And so very wrong. I feel for his family, and I hope they find great strength.

The Brady's said...

OMG! MARCY that is so sad...We will Remember this precious family as well as Chris in our prayers...

That's so Terrible...I couldn't imagine the loss to this family, his wife, and his kids (if any)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

hugs and prayers... with a son who is a police officer... being killed on the job is a reality that I hope we never ever face...