Friday, September 29, 2006

Two deputies were shot yesterday. Matt Williams and his K-9, Diogi, were killed by multiple gunshot wounds, on Matt's wife's birthday. Doug Speirs received a wound to the leg, but was later released from the hospital. These men are Hubby's friends.

The location of the shooting is in Hubby's old sector from back in his patrol days. How easily something like this could happen to any cop. Some 500 officers from all over the state are on the manhunt. If the shooter is still in the area, he'll be lucky if he's taken alive.

I've been saying lots of prayers for Matt's family and the safety of all officers involved in the search, including Hubby. If you believe in a higher power, please say a little prayer.

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Hubby called a couple hours ago to let me know the suspect won't be hurting anyone else. And to tell me there were 2 murders last night. WTF? On days like this, my desire to leave the state is palpable.

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I don't know too much about the K-9s. There's a tracking dog named Elvis or something befitting a hound dog and I always chuckle when I see his name on the car. I loved Diogi's name. I didn't get it at first, but I figured it out after Hubby said it a couple times. One of his homicide partners couldn't get it out and took much razzing.

Hint: if you're not the sharpest, like me, say Diogi (pronounced Deeogee)s-l-o-w-l-y. Someone had fun naming him.

1 comment:

stefanierj said...

I will be thinking about you and Hubby and the other officers who bust their butts to keep us safe. I am so sorry for Matt's family, and my prayers are with them--and you guys.