"We are still in a lot of pain and we will be for a time to come." --David Chong, Mount Vernon Police Commissioner.
Good Mourning, Everyone!
Joy to you and me.
Today we honor famous Detective Christoper Ridley, 23, badge number 2174.
Detective Ridley is the young officer recently gunned down, tragically, January 25, 2008, while trying to arrest Anthony Jacobs, a man who beat a 58 year old Bronx man.
Detective Christopher Ridley is remembered with the United States flag of Honor.
The flag of Honor is flown around the world honoring men and women who died in the line of duty.
It arrived at JFK on Mnday having spent time in Miami honoring another fallen hero, Detective James Walker, killed in January, and will fly in Mount Vernon, Detective Ridley's home town.
Said Lt. Roy Hastings, "With this flag, Chris will receive national recognition. He will never be forgotten by (the police department) or his family--and now the country."
To the Mount Vernon Police Depatment, friends, and every member of Detective Christopher Ridley's family, Griefcase extends sincerest condolences, profound gratitude, and wishes for mourning joy all the days ofyour lives.
Q: What made the elephant leave the circus?
A: It was fed up with working for peanuts.
I like living - I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all, I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. --Agatha Christie
After we remember Him, open what I lovingly refer to as a joy-nal.
Set a clock timer for ten minutes.
Fingerhug your pen.
I dare you.
Have a joy-filled day, Everyone. And remember, we're not alone.