Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Police Officer Appreciation Week!

Please remember the sacrifice these brave men and women make everyday!  I am proud to be the mother of two of them!  Yesterday when I posted this I didn't explain where the pictures were taken.  I thought I would share that with you today.  The very bottom row of pictures were from the funeral of two wonderful deputies Kevin and Joe that passed away when their helicopter crashed in July 2005.  It was the first police funeral my husband and I had ever attended and unfortunately not the last.  It was 105 in Sacramento that day and thousands of people lined the streets to salute the officers (from all over the country) as they drove through the streets of Sacramento. After attending the service my husband and I joined the thousands of citizens that lined the streets in the hot July sun.  As we stood there waving and saluting I saw both my sons traveling in the same patrol car drive by and flash their lights and siren at us!  I was never so proud of anything in my entire life as I was that day!  This is certainly not the career I would have chosen for my only two children but that day I realized why they did!
Sacramento, California
The pictures taken around the Capital were from the funeral of Vu Nguyen shot by a gang member in December 2007.  Vu was in the academy with my youngest son Darrell.  I remember him so well during the graduation.  His name was called out numerous times during the ceremony for awards he had won throughout the academy.  He also won the very top award of their class the "Top Gun Award".  He was an outstanding deputy!  

7 comments:

  1. Hi Sweetie,
    Gosh, our Son is a Police Officer, and a member of North Orange County SWAT team, and I didn't EvEn know this !! He is coming for dinner tonite, soo I will surprise HiM !! Thanks so much for letting everyone know .. I pray for all of them every night .. Have a blessed day my friend ~
    hugs ~tea~ xo

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  2. Sissy

    Your blog is looking great. I love looking at your new pictures and stories.

    Love,

    Karyn

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  3. You shoud be proud! Greetings from Europe - Croatia

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  4. Hello Denise :) I know you are very proud of them, as any parent should be :) They are our everyday heros.

    You need to stop by and check out my Teacup post, and my Giveaway post! You are already entered for being a follower, but you have 2 more chances to be entered again! Hope to see you soon friend :)

    Warmest always, Brenda

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  5. Hi Denise! Your blog is awesome. Thanks for sharing "you" xoxoxox

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  6. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. They mean a lot!

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  7. I know how proud you are of your handsome police officer sons Denise!
    They are a tribute as to how you and your husband brought them up to care for others and their safety.
    There surely isn't a minute go by when you are not thinking of them!
    Thank you so much for sharing such an emotional post with us!
    Your bud,
    Lynn

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