Brother In Blue
The shots rang out
What a terrifying sound
It echoes over the radio
An officer is down
It was a routine call
Happens every day
But this time was different
The ultimate price was paid
Shooter barley seventeen
On drugs and wired
Now you lay there with gun in hand
But you never fired
Whatever happened that night T
hat this child could have won
Maybe you looked into his eyes
And seen your own son
Now the flag is at half mast
And I’m standing at your wife’s door
As I explained what happened
Your son just stares at the floor
Now they have you in dress blues
And we carry you to an open grave
Even the biggest and toughest cop
Has a tear running down his face
As I present your son with the flag
And the twenty-one gun salute echoes in the air
I remember our promise And for your family,
I’ll be there
As they lower the casket
This much I vow to be true
I will never forget you,
my brother My brother in blue
~Officer James Hobby – Retired Holland Police Department, Holland, Ohio USA
Submitted by: Michael Trader, patrolman with the Geneva Police Dept. (Ohio).
(Dedicated to: Ptlm William Glover. Murdered December/97 while in the line of duty.)
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