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    Wicasa Yatapika September 18, 2012 Reply

    I like the quote very much so; ponder this for a moment if you will…in just a matter of seconds you must ascertain the threat and be ready to defend yourself and your fellow officers with the use of deadly force all the while being fired upon…and as a result of the actions you take there will be lifelong ramifications. And yet you still do it in a highly professional manor in the face of the unbelievable danger that surrounds you. Because you protect and serve and put the needs of others before your own. That is of the highest order of serving humanity and we should all be thankful and grateful that there are folks willing to do this every day.

    Sometimes I think maybe Nietzsche had it right:
    “What makes one heroic?…Going out to meet at the same time one’s highest suffering and one’s highest hope!”

    I am humbled by having known Kyle and will forever remember him as an advocate for those in need. My fondest memory of him was during the Challenge at Blue Marsh, I was a teammate of his along with Karla, and Larry G. Now if you know them, they all run like Gazelles and as most of you know I am not the most fleet-of-foot. But damnit no matter how times I felt awful about being the slowest member of the team and feeling like I was holding them back, they all encouraged me, but especially Kyle, it wasn’t about winning, it was about accomplishing the goal as a team regardless of where we finished. That’s just how he was…in true CF fashion!

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