Requiem

(this one writ by our Alexa)

Sometime late Thursday night, 26-year-old Sean Collier was assassinated, allegedly by two terrorists who lived among us.

In so many other ways, they lived in different universes.

Sean Collier wasn’t using his time on this earth plotting death and destruction. And he wasn’t living his life as a coward.

Sean Collier was going to help keep the peace. That was his goal, his dream. He was going to “protect and serve.”

That phrase has somehow become a cliche over the years, a punch line.

But it’s what cops do; it’s what Sean Collier was going to dedicate his life to doing.

Vaya con Dias, mi hermano, con mi más sincero agradecimiento, respeto y amor. Tu ido demasiado pronto.

Gone too soon.

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4 Responses to “Requiem”


  1. 1 bluenred April 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Well said. And well-played.

  2. 2 Alexa April 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    i think i did that with your byline . . . mea culpa, mi amorcito.


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