Friday, December 18, 2009

4 Down 20,000 Responded



FUNERAL FOR FOUR HEROES

TODAY IN TACOMA AN UNPRECEDENTED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POLICE OFFICERS FROM ALL OVER THE USA, CANADA, AND OVERSEAS SHOWED UP FOR THE FUNERAL FOR THE 4 SLAIN POLICE OFFICERS FROM THE TACOMA SUBURB OF LAKEWOOD. OVER 20,000 POLICE OFFICERS ARRIVED FOR THE FUNERAL. 1,000 ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE OFFICERS DRESSED IN THEIR RED UNIFORMS FORMED A MASSIVE SEA OF RED. OVER 100 OFFICERS ATTENDED FROM NEW YORK, AND ANOTHER 100 FROM BOSTON. ALL HOTELS IN TACOMA WERE BOOKED FULL AND THE OVERFLOW OFFICERS WERE INVITED INTO THE HOMES OF LOCAL OFFICERS. MC CHORD AIR FORCE BASE OFFERED THEIR BASE AS A STAGING AREA FOR OVER 1,000 POLICE VEHICLES THAT WOULD FORM A PROCESSION FROM LAKEWOOD TO THE TACOMA DOME. AN AMAZING 3,000 VEHICLES SHOWED UP FROM ALL OVER THE USA AND THE PROCESSION TOOK 4 HOURS TO WIND THEIR WAY TO THE TACOMA DOME WITH THE STREETS LINED WITH THOUSANDS OF FOLKS WAVING AMERICAN FLAGS ALONG THE WAY...ALL IN WEATHER THAT WAS SUNNY BUT AROUND 20F DEGREES. THE ABOVE PICTURE SHOWS THE PROCESSION AS THEY PICKED UP THE 4 WHITE HEARSES IN LAKEWOOD. I'LL GIVE YOU THE REST OF THE REPORT IN PICTURES AS FOLLOWS...


3,000 POLICE VEHICLES STAGED AT MC CHORD

AIR FORCE BASE AS THE PROCESSION STARTS


THE LOCAL TV COVERAGE OF THE FUNERAL LASTED

FOR OVER 6 HOURS.


NOTICE THE FACES AS THE OFFICERS PASSED BY...

THE FUNERAL PROCESSION WAS 10 MILES LONG AND TOOK 4 HOURS


TO GET ALL THE VEHICLES TO THE TACOMA DOME

ARRIVING AT THE TACOMA DOME


MOVING THE CASKETS INSIDE


ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE MARCH

FROM THE PARKING AREA IN A SEA OF RED


AT EASE BEFORE THE START OF THE MARCH


INSIDE THE TACOMA DOME


POLICE OFFICER PATCHES LEFT FROM ALL OVER THE USA


INSIDE ~ THANK YOU CANADA FOR YOUR RESPECT, AND ALSO

TO ALL THE OTHER OFFICERS FROM OVER 275 CITIES WHO

ATTENDED FROM ALL OVER THE USA ~ THANK YOU


THE 3 COURAGEOUS CHILDREN OF SLAIN OFFICER,

GREG RICHARDS, SPEAK IN HIS MEMORY.

GAVIN(10), JAMI-MAE(15), AUSTIN(17)


THIS WAS A FUNERAL THAT NOT ONLY HONORED THE MEMORY AND

COURAGE OF THE 4 FALLEN OFFICERS, BUT HONORED ALL LAW

ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, FIREMEN, PARAMEDICS, AND

MILITARY POLICE FROM THE WHOLE USA WHO

SERVE TO PROTECT US.



YOU AND GOD BLESS.

Thanks Win S.

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