I went to sleep catching a news blurb that 2 Dallas Police Officers were shot. No details.
I woke to the news that 5 Police Officers were dead and another 6 hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
I spent the day watching the news for updates in the futile hope that some sense could be made from this insanity. It hasn't happened.
I feel guilty that I'm retired and the battle is no longer mine and thank God the battle is no longer mine and have yet more guilt again as I worry about the safety of those cops and detectives that were my charges until a few short months ago.
I am proud that my brothers and sisters in Dallas went into danger when right minded civilians fled, officers doing what they swore to do - serve and protect the citizens of this great nation. We run towards gunfire. It is, quite simply, our nature and contrary to what the average citizen would consider common sense.
I mourn the loss of five brave officers, but even more so, I grieve for the families they left behind.
The world is a dangerous place and the wolves are hunting not just the citizens but their protectors as well.
May God bless and keep us all safe.
The Space Gamer #46 - Published December 1981 *Special Traveller Issue* *Cover artist:* David Allee
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