A police officer was shot and killed yesterday near my house. That's two in a year in this town of 35000, the first two ever (a slight aside: neither shooting was actually in Maplewood. They were responding to requests for help from neighboring cities). I'd met Sgt. Joe Bergeron a couple of times; he always had a big goofy grin on his face. I'd also run across the guys who killed him; one was your "it's less effort to take than to earn" type, the other your "always pissed off and looking to make it your problem" type.
I had to drive around the police barricade after my run yesterday. Kinda puts things in perspective.
6 days ago