Friday, April 30, 2010

Thin Blue Line.

I know I owe a post to everyone, I have it.  Swear.  But right now, this is much more important.

Last night one of Lexington's Finest was killed on duty.  This is the first incident the department has had in 25 years.

Ofc. Durman was 27, married, and has a young child.  He was struck down just doing his job.  Then, the man drove off, leaving him.  Please pray for his family.  His wife and child.  They will need it.  I cannot fathom the pain they are going through right now.  

I'd like to share this with you as well:

"Wife's Goodnight Prayer"

Dear God as I ready myself for a night of rest
take care of my police officer he's the best.
Watch over him as he works the streets,
With danger and violence surrounding his beat
I pray every night he's able to come home,
because I don't want to grow old all alone.
I know I married for better or worse,
But some days God, his job is a curse.
So please hear my prayers, Dear God this night,
Because I am a police officers wife.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.  Next time you see a police officer, firefighter or solider, remember these men and women risk their lives EVERY DAY so we can all be a little safer at night.  Please thank one of them the next time you see them. 

After the funeral, this video was made, and it really shows how a community came together to support the man who gave it all for his community.  The funeral processional was MILES long, and some accounts say over 600 police cars.  I was able to ride in the processional, and was able to see first hand everything.  People lined the streets as we rode past.  Some held flags, others held signs, some saluted, and some held their hands over their hearts.  One of the officers who was on a motorcycle escort with the hearse said the most powerful moment for him was seeing an elderly lady kneel and place her hand over her heart as they passed.  It really was overwhelming, and I know that I personally did not expect to see the outpouring of support that was displayed.  

Please take a second to watch this-

Bryan Durman's Funeral

The "last call" is the last call for the officer over the radio, the tone you hear is the signal for an officer who needs assistance. 


  1. Jess,
    That is horrible. Thoughts and prayers go out... This last fall, in Seattle... we had 4 officers slained at a coffee shop. It is unbeleive what evil lies out there. Just keep praying, thinking about you on this Friday!

  2. How heart breaking. I guess it didn't hit the Indiana news or I missed it! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Too sad. I am in the Seattle area, and in 2009 there were several police officers shot and killed within 2 - 3 months. It rattled the community and really made everyone thing about things, ya know.

  4. How sad! I didn't hear about that.. But I will be praying for sure!


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