Sea of of tears, sea of blue


police procession


Three mile procession

In crime fiction we get to write about police officers in many ways: diligent, committed, corrupt and violent. We imbue their personalities with kindness and compassion, hatred and envy, humour and weariness. The list of traits is endless.


Today I watched the regimental funeral honouring officer Const. Daniel Woodall of the Edmonton, AB police force who was killed in the line of duty. Woodall first worked for the Greater Manchester Police (UK) and in 2007 joined the Edmonton force.

It’s the first time I saw a Canadian flag removed from a coffin, folded and presented to a widow. Her composure was remarkable. Hundreds of police officers in dress uniform saluted the casket with gloved hands as it passed by them on the way out of the Shaw Conference Centre.

Take a moment and be grateful for the many professional members of our police forces world-wide who do their best every day and who sometime fall. ~ June Lorraine


  One thought on “Sea of of tears, sea of blue

  1. June 18, 2015 at 3:36 AM

    It’s the difference between fiction and reality – sobering.

  2. June 18, 2015 at 5:58 AM

    It is a “difficult and dangerous” profession, especially so in cities/countries where guns are easily available. It is honorable to honor those that honor this profession as families made such sacrifices to protect others.

    • June 18, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      Thank you and thanks for dropping by to comment.
      I’m sure there wasn’t a dry eye in Edmonton yesterday and many more tears ahead for his family

  3. June 18, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Yes it is. And to see those thousands of women and men in police blue marching to honour this Constable is also somehow uplifting.
    Thanks Curtis.

  4. June 23, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Reblogged this on Ace Sales & Authors News and commented:
    Added you here as well
    ❤️ Have a nice break Ian

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