There will be no Valentine’s Day today
For those whose life you took away
I’ve been at a loss on what to say
How could you be so void of love?
Why would you kill those here to protect us?
Prison time for you is just not enough
A 911 call and they went running
They had no idea what was coming
A knock on the door and you started gunning
You have a history of being a crook
Did your multiple times, then off the hook
But that’s no excuse for the lives you took
You’ve left children without a dad
Wives, trying to be strong when they are sad
It breaks my heart, I am more than mad
Your senseless act of violence
Now there is nothing but silence
But I pray they find God in the quietness
I wish I could say tomorrow they will be alright
I wish I could say tomorrow the sun will shine bright
I just pray they know our love will surround them tonight
So many lives were changed that day
I pray for strength for the families to make it through today
I pray that God will show them the way
I pray our community will be stronger
I pray that hate will be no longer
I pray we will remember these heroes of honor
They were husbands, fathers, and friends
Someday, maybe someday, our hearts will mend
Tomorrow their brothers will answer the call again
Today, thank a policeman, who willingly puts his/her life on the line
Today, thank all first responders as they do a lot more than just fight crime
Today, pray for the families whose loved ones won’t be coming home this time
We see it all over America, seven times this past week alone a police officer killed in the line of duty. As a reporter said, it feels completely different when it happens in your neighborhood. I will second that. Westerville has a strong police presence. Everywhere I go, it seems like I see a police officer. I tend to take it for granted. I cannot, we cannot, take them for granted anymore.
Thank you for being at our schools, protecting our children.
Thank you for being at the library I visit so often.
Thank you for being at our church, protecting our congregation.
Thank you for patrolling our streets, protecting our families and our neighbors.
We do not show it enough but know that you are loved, respected, and appreciated.
Thank you for keeping us safe. Thank you for sacrificing your lives everyday. Thank you to your families.
Heal (Find A Way) by Brian Courtney Wilson-
Officer Down by Hannah Ellis –
You Still Put The Uniform On by Holly Cahill-
Hold The Light by Dierks Bentley –
Last Call by Dave Bray –
Even Then by Micah Tyler-
Shelter by Carrollton-
Sleeping In The Stars by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill-
If I Had Only Known by Reba McEntire –
I Miss You Daddy –