Friday, October 16, 2009

Mourning a Loss

This morning our hearts are very heavy because last night we lost a member of our police family. Officer Julius Moore passed away 9 days after a vehicle accident. Officer Moore was just 23 years old. We hear the phrase often that someone had their whole life ahead of them. At 23, Officer Moore really did have his whole life ahead of him. He and his wife were raising their three young children together, planting roots and planning their children’s futures. Now his wife and children, parents, sister and extended family and friends are planning for his funeral. The grief is indescribable. The loss is inexplicable. Please pray for the entire Moore family and please pray for the Metropolitan Police Department family as well. I said to the men and women of our department last night that leaning on one another, we will get through this. But that doesn’t mean we will hurt any less.