Last night, around 7:00 p.m., I learned that my co worker passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident ten days ago. He hung in there for a long time, but just couldn't fight through it. If you're so inclined, would you say a prayer for his family?
No..I didn't even know the kid. But in my profession, you're close to all co-workers. It truly is a family. I've gotten to know his family in the past ten days, as well as co-workers that were friends with and close to him. It has an effect on everyone. This is the 3rd time in 18 months that I'll put the black band over my badge.