Monday, December 28, 2009

Prayers For The Family


Last week I posted an entry about a shooting of two sheriff deputies here in the Tacoma, WA area. (http://lindasworld-lindasworld.blogspot.com/2009/12/another-tragedy.html)





Late this afternoon Officer Kent Mundell was taken off life support at Seattle's Harborview hospital and within an hour he passed away. He was surrounded by his wife, Lisa, his 16 year old daughter and 10 year old son. They are saying that his memorial service may be held next Tuesday, no doubt here in Tacoma. Fortunately, the other officer was able to be released from a local hospital last Thursday afternoon and was taken to Harborview to be with his partner before he went home to spend Christmas Eve with his family.
There have been 8 law enforcement officer's shot in the Seattle/Tacoma area since Halloween night. Now 6 of these 8 have lost their lives at the hands of 3 different men who have criminal histories and apparently no regard for human life. Two of them shouldn't have even been out on the streets. That in itself is something to think about when we vote for local judges and we should be screaming at the top of our lungs for stricter laws for habitual criminals. I know our jails and prisons are crowded...but something has to be done.
God bless those who daily put on the uniform and are out there putting their very lives on the line to protect our communities.

8 comments:

Marie said...

Tragic Linda, very tragic and sad.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I will be praying for those who protect us. I do daily pray for our military and need to add the policemen and firemen too. It's so sad there are so many criminals that our jails and prisons are full. That is cause for prayer too.

DB said...

It is tragic Linda, but it might help our prison system if they didn't send a guy up for 15 years for having a postage stamp worth of marijiuana in his pocket. Our judicial system should be looked at, I think. I've known judges I wouldn't have lunch with.

Julie said...

It is so sad and just hard to understand how people can be so awful. My prayers go out to the family.

Maria said...

Hi, Linda, On Tuesday, I happened to be on the Freeway, I-5, going to Federal Way from Seatac and wound up being just behind the procession to the cemetary. Every bridge I went past were police cars and Fire Engines lights flashing as they passed underneath in front of me. At first I didn't know it was the procession so I tuned in the radio. I think I went past 3 bridges. Life is crazy sometimes. It's good to know that people care. And they do. Lights Flashing. Maria

The Brown Recluse said...

I agree...something needs to be done. The problem is probably far deeper than we realize. America has forgotten the authority of the Bible.
My heart goes out to the family...all the families.
~Meg

Jimmy's Journal said...

That's just so terrible to hear the fate of people who protect and serve the public.

Jimmy

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