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okscott
08-15-2008, 08:37 PM
I am a former Police Motor Officer with the Gulfport, Ms. Police Department. Today a brother officer and motor cycle rider was killed http://www.sunherald.com/pageone/story/749920.html

Hope it's ok to post the below in his memory:



Motor Officers Prayer


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...

And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.



Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...

From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
A


nd young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.


They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...

They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.



Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...

You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.



So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...

You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.



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ADC
08-15-2008, 08:46 PM
I am a former Police Motor Officer with the Gulfport, Ms. Police Department. Today a brother officer and motor cycle rider was killed http://www.sunherald.com/pageone/story/749920.html

Hope it's ok to post the below in his memory:



Motor Officers Prayer


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...

And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.



Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...

From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
A


nd young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.




They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...

They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.



Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...

You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.



So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...

You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.



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Author Unknown


Sorry to hear of this tragedy.I will keep his family and his police family in my prayers.
Arthur

cowpuc
08-15-2008, 09:29 PM
What an absoulute shame.. My prayers and condolances go out to wife, kids, family and friends
Scott

Squidley
08-15-2008, 09:42 PM
Scott,

Sorry to hear of your brother passing, the family is in our thoughts. Very nice poem too :)

ibents
08-15-2008, 09:51 PM
My condolances and prayers go out to the officers family. Its tragic that this is happening far to many times to motorcycle riders which causes so much suffering to their imediate families.

May god bless and keep them

Ian

Bigfoot
08-15-2008, 10:08 PM
What a shame. We'll see this brother officer on the LE Wall in DC next year.

Saddle_Bag
08-16-2008, 08:37 AM
from one brother to another, "God Speed".......

sarges46
08-16-2008, 01:55 PM
What a shame....prayers for the family.

Mavrick
08-17-2008, 09:32 AM
God's Speed my Brother.....Your Tour is over and your rewards await you.

Mike

:cop:

Mikealiasmike
08-17-2008, 11:22 AM
God's Speed my Brother.....Your Tour is over and your rewards await you.

Mike

:cop:


AMEN

brscooter
08-17-2008, 11:44 AM
Brother, it is always a tragedy when a fellw office falls. I just retired in June but we had a motorman fall last year as well. My prayers for him, his family and extended family. My tears fall as well. Lyle