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02-19-08, 11:43 PM #1Corporal
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Thanks to officers
I was sent this and thought it was worth sharing..
This was a letter posted in the Dallas Morning News. What I want
ya'll to get from this is every time you get out of the car you are
being watched. By being professional and doing their jobs these
officers made life better for one man and also a lot of brother
officers out there who will benefit from the positive PR.
Thanks to officers
On Dec. 20, I was driving north on the Dallas North Tollway when a
truck driver going south on the tollway crashed into the median and
threw a cinder-block size portion of the median through my passenger-
side windshield, striking my brother, Billy, in the left temple and
I am writing this to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety and
the Dallas Police Department for their care and professionalism while
dealing with this tragic accident.
I sat on the tollway with my brother's body in my car for several
hours waiting for the medical examiner to finish her investigation at
While I waited, the Dallas police and the Texas Highway Patrol
officers treated me very special. I saw no color or gender in these
officers. They talked with me, they calmed me, they consoled me,
while all the time going about the business of working a very chaotic
As an African-American male, I have not always had the proper
appreciation for the work police officers and state troopers do. I do
The death of my brother on that tollway has taught me these officers
are wonderful people doing a very difficult job every day. The Texas
Department of Public Safety still keeps in touch with my family, even
now. I pray God's blessings on these special men and women in the
Dallas Police Department and the Texas Highway Patrol.
Anthony E. Bond, Irving
02-23-08, 02:20 PM #2
Great post. I wish more folks had his state of mind, without the death of a loved one of course.Those who live by the sword... get shot by those who don't.
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