One of the “movements” that we read about is to “Defund the Police”…. A close friend sent me news the other day of two fallen heroes, members of the Apache Nation Police Force. Only about 20 of these young men and women patrol 1.8 million acres of reservation and respond to 32,000 calls per year. The photos here show the wives and children of the fallen officers, and two members of Secret Santa’s ELF force who made contributions to the families to cover basic necessities. A third police officer who was shot in a separate incident is also one of Secret Santa’s ELFs. She was shot four times, but survived. Try to think about the sacrifices these men and women make to provide some order to other peoples’ lives. Put yourself in their position; one of the officers was in a car chase, and the perp struggled with the officer, shot and killed him, and escaped with his weapon and patrol car. Thankfully, he was stopped and neutralized before he could kill again.
Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21, of Johnson County, Wyoming
Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California
Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, of Valencia, New Mexico