Honoring a Brave Man

I sat with Mike during our multi-jurisdiction Va Criminal Justice training academy in 1980; he Prince William County, me Fairfax County. Mike was ambitious, smart, fit, and eager to support his citizens. Four years later I had just moved on to a Federal Agent position when Mike was killed. I learned he was entering the home of a barricaded mentally ill person holding no hostages when the subject fired a shot entering just below Mikes Kevlar helmet & above his ballistic shield. In retrospect it seems if tear gas had been projected into the home instead of the SWAT team Mike might be enjoying a retirement now. God bless his soul & the lives of his wife and son.