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And I couldn’t let this post go by with at least mentioning what happened in our city Saturday night. Two officers were killed in a traffic stop less than a half mile from where we were. We were at a downtown festival at the time…the only reason we didn’t hear the gun shots was because of a passing train. Minutes later, we saw what seemed like dozens of police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks go by, and immediately knew something major must have happened. I’m sure many of you have seen the coverage of it on the news, and it’s been on my mind all week. I can’t imagine the pain that those families are going through right now.
I vowed a long time ago to keep my political opinion off of this blog…I just don’t think it’s the appropriate place for it, and this topic veers a little bit too close to that. But I will say this – I am so proud of how my community has handled this situation. Instead of radiating hatred and negativity, they’ve wrapped their arms around the families of the victims and other policemen/women. They’ve lined the streets to show support during the funeral processionals, donated their time and money to support the victims’ families, and shown love for their fellow man countless times. For some reason, you hear a lot of negativity about Mississippi – in the past week, it has shown that there is so much good here. We’ve loved our community since we moved here, but the way this city has handled themselves this week has really made me proud.