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01-22-12, 11:59 AM #1
A friend died last night.
I lost a friend and co-worked last night. Sgt. Jon Tauer, age 33, passed away. He was enjoying a night off with his wife and friends when he collapsed, was taken to a local hospital and died there.
Jon was a great guy, a great husband to his wife Debbie, and a great officer. When he had my back, I knew it was covered. I will miss him for his sense of humor, his love of life and the dedication he displayed to his wife, friends and career. He was a good man, taken too soon. I know when I check my shift in this afternoon, there will be few dry eyes. I hope I can hold it together as their boss and be a comfort to them. He will be greatly missed.For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
01-22-12, 12:03 PM #2
Rest easy Sgt. Tauer.
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01-22-12, 12:20 PM #3
May he rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers en route to you and his family.
01-22-12, 12:22 PM #4
Man that is young. Prayers for you and his family Keith.
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01-22-12, 12:25 PM #5
Very sorry to hear this Keith, you and others close to him have my condolences and prayers.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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01-22-12, 12:27 PM #6
01-22-12, 12:35 PM #7
Now that really sucks, 33 is way to young to leave this world, do they know what happened? I assume a heart attack. Rest easy Sgt. Tauer"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, do nothing." Dante
01-22-12, 12:39 PM #8
I'm very sorry for your loss. May Sgt. Tauer rest in peace.
01-22-12, 12:44 PM #9
Keith, I will pray for understanding and comfort for you, your dept, and Sgt. Tauer's family. Though we don't understand why his mission is complete and God ordered him home. I know what you're feeling, I just went through the same thing this week.
01-22-12, 03:16 PM #10
Rest and peace , Sgt. Tauer. Prayers for his family and friends. Sorry for your loss , Keith. Sounds like we in LE all suffered a loss.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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01-22-12, 03:43 PM #11
So sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your friend and colleague.
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01-22-12, 03:53 PM #12
I just got done telling my shift, (90 officers) of the death. It was one of the hardest things I've had to do. It's a lot different making the notification when it's someone you know. Politically Correct or not, I had them join me in a prayer for Sgt. Tauer and his family. Only 8 more hours to hold it together.For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
01-22-12, 04:49 PM #13
May he Rest in Peace...Arm the sheep!
01-22-12, 06:00 PM #14
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01-22-12, 07:22 PM #16
My thoughts a prayers are with his family, you and your co workers.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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01-22-12, 09:42 PM #17
Rest easy, brother.
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01-23-12, 04:26 AM #18
Sorry for the loss of this good man to his family, his friends and his calling.
Rest well, Sgt Tauer, and thank you.
01-23-12, 05:35 AM #19
I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Keith.
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01-23-12, 10:26 AM #20
Prayers en route to you and the Tauer family.
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