Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Not Forgotten

Today at the State Capitol, Resolution SJR12-030 Declaring the week of May 13 - 19, 2012 as Police Week, and, In Connection Therewith, Declaring May 15, 2012, as Peace Officer's Memorial Day, was introduced.

While this is touching for many it is one that I want to mark and document for one little Firecracker for some day...because this included her daddy...I copy part of it that includes his name and then the writing that followed...

In 2011: Jay Sheridan of the Limon P.D.;
and David Roberts of the Denver P.D.; and
WHEREAS, It is fitting and appropriate for the citizens of
 Colorado to join together in commemorating peace officers, past and
 present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities
 have rendered a dedicated service to their community and, in doing so,
 have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for
26 preserving the rights and security of all citizens; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-eighth General Assembly

of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein:

(1) That we, the members of the General Assembly, hereby
 proclaim the week commencing May 13, 2012, as Police Week in
Colorado in recognition of peace officers' efforts in safeguarding the
 citizens of Colorado and call upon all citizens of the state and upon all
patriotic, civic, and educational organizations to observe Police Week.
 (2) That we, the members of the General Assembly, hereby
proclaim the day of May 15, 2012, as Peace Officers' Memorial Day in
 recognition of those officers who, through their courageous deeds, have
made the supreme sacrifice or who have been disabled in the line of duty,
 and call upon the citizens of Colorado to recognize and participate in the
observance of this worthy occasion.

Be It Further Resolved, That copies of this Joint Resolution be sent
 to John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado; Kelly Young, President of

 the Colorado chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.; Mariah
 Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.;
 Fred Wegener, Chairman of the Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial;
Chief Robert C. White of the Denver Police Department;
Chief LynnYowell of the Limon Police Department;
Frank Gale, President of the Fraternal Order of Police,
 Colorado State Lodge; Officer Mike Morehouse of the Thornton
Police Department; James H. Davis, Executive Director of the
Colorado Department of Public Safety; Colonel
James M. Wolfinbarger, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol; Karen M.
 Renshaw, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of
Police; Christopher H. Olson, Executive Director of County Sheriffs of
Colorado, Inc.; and Ronald C. Sloan, Director of the Colorado Bureau of
Granted this was longer an many more names were included...but I put a few highlights and you can see it in its entirety at$FILE/SJR030_01.pdf

So many different ways in which those who have given such a sacrifice.  On April 16 there were a group of officers on bikes that made the trek from Denver to Limon on bicycles...Heather had said, "These men and women are definitely a class act. We appreciate the love and support of our law enforcement family."   This was the whole story as I did not get to go...but appreciate those who did.  

I recently traded e-mail with one of the Aurora officers.   We talked of the upcoming of which is Friday, May 4, with the memorial beginning at 10 a.m. at the Camp George West. 15055 South Golden Road. Golden, CO.   I put a link from C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) Colorado Chapter from last year as it includes a pic of a special well as a picture of the memorial in which is name will be added to.

This will be a lead up to the National Police Week in Washington D.C. and I put up the C.O.P.S .   This begins May 13 and Jay will also be honored there.   When I had talked to the Aurora officer he spoke of this event, "DC will be exhausting......but you will get to see what the law enforcement family is all about".    

Another event that follows will be June 10th--the Pikes Peak Fallen Officers Memorial Ride.  We attended this last year as they had honored Jay there.   I encourage any to go to this event...especially if you have a bike and even if you don't we took the ride via the truck.  I include a link to their page as well.

Ty modeling the shirt from last year...okay he wasn't modeling but I think Jesse looks like he is.   He was one of the bike riders as well as Tonya and Jeff...

And yes even though the Firecracker didn't feel good at all...she hopped on a bike herself...I can't believe how she has changed in a year...

So lots of thoughts of Jay...I wonder what he would have thought of all of this...But know we think of you often and miss you...and would much rather have you here...but guess that's not how the story was written and how just an ordinary guy who loved his job...ended up a hero...and like the shirt said...Jay Sheridan...Fallen but not Forgotten. 



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