I am an advocate against the bullies of the world.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Senior Police Officer Jaime Padron
Today Senior Police Officer Jaime Padron will be symbolically laid to
rest, he, this lovely sweet man was murdered in the dark of night on Friday April
6th, while most of us were safe and asleep in our own beds, the harrowing scene
at the Walmart in north Austin was one of inconceivable sadness for the Austin
Police Department (APD) and all of Austin.
I myself awoke early about 4:00 am to my husband watching
something on the DVR I changed the channel to MYFOX Austin, to the news of an overnight
shooting death of one of our boys in blue.
I had a sinking, horrid feeling that
I knew the police officer who had been murdered. On watching the noon news I had
a wretched validation, I did know him. When my husband and I lived in Del Valle for many years, there was a sweet cop that I used to tease about buying soda and junk food at the bodega, it was Jaime, he was always quick with a humble little smile that light up a dark room.
As I write this in this small moment in time, there is a massive procession from the Cook-Walden Funeral Home on North Lamar to the Shoreline Church on Burnet Road. Where at this moment, there awaits Officer Padron a saber cross of twin fire trucks with their ladders erect and crossed to greet him and as a Sigilof the solemn duty of acknowledgment of our fallen warrior.
These men and women protect us, our property
with their lives. The statistics are appalling according to the International Association of
Chiefs of Police, last year's murders were the first time more officers died at
the hands of criminals. What this means is our police are being targeted for execution
A prayer to St. Michael patron saint of policemen
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense
against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, O prince of the
heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
Codladhgo maithmo charana déithedemo shinsirtú a threorúchuig anspéir.Le haghaidh saolina gcónaígo maithagusgrágo bhfuildo gach am.
Sleep well my friend may the gods of the ancestors guide you through the skies. For a life well lived and a love that is for all time.