You were shot in 1980 as a 25-year-old young Deputy, but you wore those terrible wounds for 41 more years with dignity, patience, kindness and good humor. You never became a victim to your shooter, and you showed us all what a real hero looks like by your strength, adaptability and courage in the face of overwhelming pain. I will go to my grave with honor and respect for who you were and my love for you will never diminish! I am so proud to have been your wife for 36 years!