- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
Where I work at we have our own private police force. All of our facilities are gated and we have police that work at those gates. Also, my mother is a Sgt. so I grew up around these men and women and now know all of them well not only because I work with them but because they know who my mother is so they all talk with me all the time. Every morning I drive in the gate, give my ID number and the morning officer always has something nice to say and a smile on his face.He has also always been the one to help me with car trouble, or has just come over to visit me in my office and just was super super sweet all the time. This morning I came in the gate and it was a different officer working the gate, which is not unusual because sometimes they move shifts around for days off, vacation and whatnot. I came to my desk and didn’t think much of it.
About a half hour into the work day I get a call from my mother telling me to go to the police cheifs office and meet her there. I also know the chief really well as she and my mother are very good friends. they sat myself and the other officers down to tell us that the morning officer had died overnight. He stumbled into traffic off of a curb and was hit by a taxi cab. He died at the hospital. His mother had to be informed (he was in his 30’s) and the chief had to be the one to tell her. I cannot tell you how sad I am today bees. He was such a pleasant person and so so sweet to everyone. He has helped me personally on numerous occasions and has even been at some family parties that my mother has thrown, like bbq’s and whatnot. My heart breaks for his mother and for anyone who knew him because he was just such a good person. I came here to vent because not too many people know yet, they wanted to tell his mother first before it was announced to the whole company. I only know because of the personal connections to him through my mother. So here I can be a bit more anonymous and just vent a bit. Its been a pretty rough morning and I still have half a day of work to get through before I can go home and cry and have Fiance hug me a bit and I can process it properly. 3:30 can’t come fast enough today.