Saturday, May 1, 2021

May 1st

This has been an enormously sad week for my little town of Boone, NC.

Police sent to a home in a quiet neighborhood for a wellness check ended with five people dead.

Two police officers, a mother, a father, a son who died by his own hand after a thirteen hour stand-off.

Donald and I did not personally know any of the people involved, but share in the pain felt by our community, all of whom have been deeply affected.

As it is in small towns we, of course, know people who are closer to this than we are.  We have read their stories, and we have shed tears.  Realizing how many people are affected and changed forever by these deaths is sobering and almost incomprehensible. 

Boone being Boone has stepped up as a community of support. 

There are many stories about what the community is doing to honor those we've lost.  

After hours of following the story as it unfolded, reading every update posted on-line by local news sources, the one story that seemed to have been that proverbial straw that broke the camel's back was the one I read last night and could not stop the tears.  I thought I was all cried out.  There is, apparently, a never ending font of tears in each of us along with that ever expanding heart full of love.

This from The Pet Place.  A local pet store.

Our hearts are with the families and friends of Sgt. Chris Ward, K-9 Deputy Logan Fox, George and Michelle Ligon.

Community Night of Remembrance Planned for May 10th.


Lesa said...

Oh, Kaye. I wondered about the K-9 when I read one of the officers killed was a K-9 officer. This one brought tears to me, too.

Kay said...

Kaye, I saw a bit of this on evening news and thought of y'all. Your post moved me to tears as well and it's just so tragic, awful & sad.