Wednesday, January 19, 2011

7686 - A Fallen Angel

7686 is the badge # of the policeman that was killed by a guy who stole a snow plow and ran him over.  12,000 officers from across North America attended his funeral yesterday 1-18-11 in Toronto - many were wearing his badge #. 

12,000 angels descended in Toronto
To honour an officer slain
Rundown by a madman
One person sadly insane

He leaves a loving wife
and a 2 year old son
broken hearts are many
Painful mending has begun

I never met this man before
I just knew I had to write
Their grief I understand
There will be lots of lonely nights

The sudden loss of a loved one
Is a terrible pain to bare
It happened to my family
Lamenting life’s not fair

My heart goes out to this family
Who lost a husband, brother, son
Be comforted by the notion
That he’s comforted by The One.

© Sherry Irvine – January 19, 2011

1 comment:

  1. *sigh*

    They are there to protect us, so when an officer is killed for no real reason, it is heartbreaking. I always think of their families. What a nice tribute you've written.