On my way home from work I drive past the church where the two St. Petersburg police officer's wake was being held. I drove by about a half hour before the service and I have to say that I have never seen so many police vehicles in one place ever - there were motorcycles, cruisers, SUV's, and even big RV type rigs. The only vehicles I could see that were not police were 3 stretch limos and the media vans.
This morning driving to work traffic suddenly stopped and we were idle for 10 minutes as a long line of police cars with their lights but not sirens were allowed past us.
At work we watched streaming of the service on our PCs as well as a TV tuned to the local coverage of the funeral. It was huge and amaizing.
It's nice to see the officers remembered in such a grand manner. I'm sometimes guilty of associating police officer with traffic ticket when really they do so much more. They put their life on the line everyday for the greater good of our society.
Here's a THANK YOU to all police officers and their families.