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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Major Tragedy~~~~

Dear Friends,

Sweet Things I may not be posting for a little while; here in my end of the world we’ve had a tragedy of serious proportions.

4 police officers were killed in the line of duty and a 5th one was injured in pursuit of a suspect, a felony rapist named Lovelle Mixon.

How this happened is too long to relate here, but I’m including a link to some of the news stories that can explain this.

Right now I’ve offered my home to my friends Frank and Joe so they and several of their friends from the police force can get together and process this situation, they’ve also invited a grief counselor to help them. Joe asked me since my place would be a neutral location for them. I don’t mind especially since Joe had helped me on several occasions.

The funeral will be this Friday and I’ve been invited, since I knew one of the officers that was killed.

So if I do not post for a while I want all of you to know that I’m not missing in action, just taking a mental sabbatical.

And Fram I hope you’re feeling better from that cold. I noticed on one of your posts that you said you were not feeling well, so I hope you’re feeling better, whiskey with lemon and honey helps.

The link to the news stories is then type in the search area 'Oakland Police Officers Killed' and it will bring up news stories starting from March 21, 2009. I believe they will keep the stories on line for 30 days.

Thank you all My Friends, and please say prayers for the 4 Officers killed in action, Motorcycle Officers Off. John Hege, Sgt. Mark Dunakin, SWAT Team Officers Sgts. Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai and their families.

I’ll be back soon.


Fram said...

Diva, Diva, Diva ....

You and your buddies will be on my mind for days to come.

I feel white hot anger and a near-overwhelming urge to kick butt in payback even though this is 2,000 miles away from me. Between the grief and the frustration, I know these guys will need a hand to hold for a long time.

Being a police officer today is little different than being a trooper in a guerilla war, never knowing what might happen next. It is a pity society does not wake up to that and declare war on criminals instead of engaging in feel-good politics.

Stay safe, girl.

TheChicGeek said...

I'm so sorry for you loss, Diva. It's so sad when officers are killed in the line of duty. They sacrifice so much for us.
How kind of you to offer your home to help. You're a good person.
I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Fram said...

I hope you and your friends can draw some extra strength from some of mine for this. I have a lot to spare.

Thinking of you, Diva.

Fram said...

Watching the news about events, but mostly thinking about you and trying to send you some good luck.

Remember, you really are the Diva.

TheChicGeek said...

Hi Diva. I just came back to send you some love and good wishes.