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Old 11-02-2011, 22:27   #1
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"Anyone wonder what happens..."

Borrowed from friends still on the job and authored by a Phoenix Police Sergeant detailing the experience of a fellow officer's murder.

"Anyone wonder what happens... to a police officer "after" he is killed in the line of duty?

Unfortunately, I had the sad opportunity and yet the privilege to find out firsthand. Several days ago 27 yr. old Glendale Police Officer Brad Jones was shot in the line of duty by a suspect who is not worth the dirt we walk on.

From the moment his "brothers and sisters" arrived on scene he was never alone. While the fire department treated him, transporting to the hospital and during his final moments here on Earth he was surrounded by family and fellow officers. Then when he left the hospital, as a matter of reality he had to go to the Medical Examiner's office. Escorted the entire way by officers from St. Joseph's Hospital and never left alone. Twenty fours hours a day, a Glendale Officer was posted at the Medical Examiner's office. Brad was never alone.

When he arrived that fateful morning at the Medical Examiner's office every available patrol officer in South Mountain Precinct in Phoenix, where the M.E.'s office is located, lined the streets with overhead lights flashing, stood outside there cars and rendered a hand salute...at 3:30 AM. Glendale Officers stood the watch, with Phoenix Officers constantly checking if they needed anything. A sandwich, a drink or maybe just a brief break. Brad was never alone.

Then yesterday afternoon it was time for Brad to be delivered to a funeral home. I was privileged to be part of an estimated twenty police cars formed at an impromptu moment just from South Mountain Precinct in Phoenix to pay what respect we could. We lined 7th Avenue at the beginning of rush hour, stopped with overhead lights on and standing at hand salute. As the procession passed the Phoenix Police Department's Crime Lab, over twenty lab technicians came out to the side of the street and paid their respects to the M.E.'s vehicle with Phoenix Officers saluting, led by two Glendale Motorcycle Officers, a Glendale police car, and two Phoenix Police Cars as they made their way to the funeral home in Surprise Arizona.

Respect, total respect is what happens to an officer "after" he is killed in the line of duty...as it should be. Tonight a wife and two little girls go to bed without their father and daddy. But Brad is not alone...he never was, never has been and never will be." - Sergeant Roberts - Phoenix, Arizona Police Deparment
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Old 11-02-2011, 22:36   #2
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Borrowed from friends still on the job and authored by a Phoenix Police Sergeant detailing the experience of a fellow officer's murder.

"Anyone wonder what happens... to a police officer "after" he is killed in the line of duty?

Unfortunately, I had the sad opportunity and yet the privilege to find out firsthand. Several days ago 27 yr. old Glendale Police Officer Brad Jones was shot in the line of duty by a suspect who is not worth the dirt we walk on.

From the moment his "brothers and sisters" arrived on scene he was never alone. While the fire department treated him, transporting to the hospital and during his final moments here on Earth he was surrounded by family and fellow officers. Then when he left the hospital, as a matter of reality he had to go to the Medical Examiner's office. Escorted the entire way by officers from St. Joseph's Hospital and never left alone. Twenty fours hours a day, a Glendale Officer was posted at the Medical Examiner's office. Brad was never alone.

When he arrived that fateful morning at the Medical Examiner's office every available patrol officer in South Mountain Precinct in Phoenix, where the M.E.'s office is located, lined the streets with overhead lights flashing, stood outside there cars and rendered a hand salute...at 3:30 AM. Glendale Officers stood the watch, with Phoenix Officers constantly checking if they needed anything. A sandwich, a drink or maybe just a brief break. Brad was never alone.

Then yesterday afternoon it was time for Brad to be delivered to a funeral home. I was privileged to be part of an estimated twenty police cars formed at an impromptu moment just from South Mountain Precinct in Phoenix to pay what respect we could. We lined 7th Avenue at the beginning of rush hour, stopped with overhead lights on and standing at hand salute. As the procession passed the Phoenix Police Department's Crime Lab, over twenty lab technicians came out to the side of the street and paid their respects to the M.E.'s vehicle with Phoenix Officers saluting, led by two Glendale Motorcycle Officers, a Glendale police car, and two Phoenix Police Cars as they made their way to the funeral home in Surprise Arizona.

Respect, total respect is what happens to an officer "after" he is killed in the line of duty...as it should be. Tonight a wife and two little girls go to bed without their father and daddy. But Brad is not alone...he never was, never has been and never will be." - Sergeant Roberts - Phoenix, Arizona Police Deparment
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Old 11-02-2011, 22:45   #3
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This was As it should be. No hero should "go alone".




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Old 11-02-2011, 22:45   #4
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:38   #5
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This was As it should be. No hero should "go alone".




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Agreed. I remember an article posted a couple of years ago about the procedures that Philadelphia PD followed when an officer died (they had become quite adept at carrying them out at that time, having lost several officers in a short time).
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:30   #6
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My mother collapsed when told that the Indiana State Police escorted my dad from the Marion County Coroner's office to the funeral home back in our county.

They also relayed an airbrushed photo of him from Evansville, Indiana, to the funeral home overnight. A trooper was given the picture in E-ville, and relayed it by district all the way to Lafayette Post.

These are just a couple of details which we had no knowledge of until later. There were many other things that happened. Amazing process that is very important to keep intact, no matter how much the civilians balk.

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