For Wiley

I'm hoping this post will put a smile on my friend's face during a sad time.  I don't know if your brother will be able to read this, but I wrote a note to him as well...


Dear Wiley, 

If you feel well enough to read this, I want you to know I read the touching article about how you've dedicated your career to serving and protecting your community!  What an amazing life of service you've led!  I don't know you, but I'm grateful to be reminded that there are people like you out there in the world.  Your sister is an amazing woman.  She's compassionate, honest, and very intuitive.  I have a feeling you're both very similar in that regard.  If I knew you felt well enough for a visit, and that it wouldn't freak you out...I'd come straight to you, give you a huge hug and some sweet smelling flowers.  I may be a stranger to you, but I don't care!  All you have to do is say the word and I'm there.  I can read funny stories to you guys (David Sedaris?), bring a favorite food, listen to your favorite adventures about life as a cop, or whatever you guys want!

With Love,

Angela, Ringo, Jeff

A note to anyone else who reads this:

The article about Wiley truly touched my heart; he is a fascinating man.  Reading about him made me grateful for the people who work hard to protect us.   Next time you're out and you a see a cop (even if he just pulled you over for speeding), take a moment to say thanks for what they do!