I watched the national news this morning, expecting to hear of this senseless murder of a well respected veteran Police Officer. I was greatly disappointed as I saw no reports. Instead, it seems like the major National News story for today is that Justin Bieber fainted while on stage. Really? That's it? That's important? Have we gotten so immune or so accepting to the fact that when those people that take on the responsibility of protecting us are murdered, it's not newsworthy? I'm not saying that this is the most important headline of the day, considering the threats of nuclear attack by North Korea, but I would expect that the Nation be made aware of another Police Officer being killed in the line of duty. Of course, local news in Virginia has covered this extensively, which is expected, as Trooper Walker was a resident of the community. The murder of Trooper Walker, and the murder of any Police Officer killed in the line of duty in the country should be reported by the network news media.
Maybe I'm just being overly sensitive because Trooper Walker's murder touched me personally. Everyone needs to be made aware of the frequency of these tragedies. More and more good cops are getting killed every year in the line of duty. For most people, that means nothing...but it should mean something to all of us.
Trooper Walker, thank you for your dedication to duty, your professionalism and more importantly, your friendship and the rekindling of many fond memories. May you rest in peace and may everyone you touched find peace in knowing that you made the Ultimate Sacrifice while doing something you loved and believed in.