Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Officer Down

Hello everyone.  Tonight I have some horrifyingly sad news, and I wanted to share it with those of you who grew up with me.  Late this afternoon, Senior Police Officer Buddy Christian was gunned down in the line of duty.  For those of us who grew up and went to school with the Christian kids, here is the report:

Senior Police Officer Elmer Christian was shot and killed while responding to a carjacking incident where another officer had been shot and wounded. The other officer was shot after performing a traffic stop where the suspect exited the vehicle and opened fire before fleeing on foot.  Officer Christian had just responded to the area when he encountered the suspect, who shot Officer Christian while he was still in his patrol vehicle.  Senior Police Officer Christian is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, his parents, and two brothers.

I am so grateful for the sacrifice of this man, who dedicated his career to service of those around him, and my heart breaks for his family.  He will be much missed.

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