Sunday, September 30, 2007

End of Watch

The Huntsville Item published a moving account of the funeral for Texas Correctional Officer Susan Canfield who died trying to prevent two inmates from escaping during a prison work detail. Fittingly, a riderless horse accompanied the casket as more than 1,000 officers lined the street in tribute.

God bless her grieving family and friends, and may she rest in peace.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why wasn't Rick Perry there??? Was he too busy sprucing up his new $10000 per month mansion, or maybe getting his hair done?

JT Barrie said...

Actually there's a LOT of political hay to be made by attending funerals of soldiers and police. Our Democratic governor faced a well heeled centrist GOP challenger without a serious pro life third party challenge and garnered over 55% of the vote. Going to funerals in rural counties for soldiers lost in the illegal military occupations in the Middle East bolstered his status in Republican strongholds.

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