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This sure hits close to home. DH is a NJ State Trooper. We got the call early Sunday morning of the tragedy. This trooper tragically died doing exactly what my husband does. So many times I'm running late to work and I won't kiss hubby goodbye. This is a reminder to me and to everyone else to cherish each moment with your loved ones. My heart goes out to this family and especially all the wives of police officers. I learned early on that I can't live in fear that something tragic could happen to my husband at work. But when a tragedy such as this happens it hits me right in the heart.

This tragedy has affected all of the NJSP family.

Authorities detail events that led to Trooper Marc Castellano's death | APP.com | Asbury Park Press
 

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Tammy - All I could think of was your DH when I heard the news. I actually held my breath until I heard the trooper's name on the news on Sunday. So tragic. I'm always keeping your DH in my thoughts. Men and women in law enforcements and the military and their families live with this all the time and I'm so in awe of you all.
On a lighter note, sort of, you know my dh's nephew is a policeman in NJ and he was chasing a black bear the other day. :w00t: In the news story everyone said that the police did a great job. I wrote to him and asked him how much he paid the reporter to write that. :)
 

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Tammy - All I could think of was your DH when I heard the news. I actually held my breath until I heard the trooper's name on the news on Sunday. So tragic. I'm always keeping your DH in my thoughts. Men and women in law enforcements and the military and their families live with this all the time and I'm so in awe of you all.
On a lighter note, sort of, you know my dh's nephew is a policeman in NJ and he was chasing a black bear the other day. :w00t: In the news story everyone said that the police did a great job. I wrote to him and asked him how much he paid the reporter to write that. :)
Thank you Sue. Yes so many people in law enforcement, firemen, military risk their lives everyday. They don't get enough recognition, IMO. Where does your nephew work? Black bears?! YIKES!!!!:w00t: That's an eventful day @ work!
 

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Sue - I loved reading your article about your nephew. My stepdad is a police officer in a town where I always tease him that his biggest criminals are the bears in the dumpsters and the moose on the golf course. The public are always so critical of the measures used to keep them safe from these animals on whose land we have built our homes. Its nice to see that your nephew got public praise for his work!

Tammy - its terrible what happened to that officer! I will keep him in my thoughts.
 

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Oh Tammy, I remember that feeling well. Give your husband a hug from me. Then ask him to give you a hug from me. My Father and Brother were members of the NYPD. The worry never goes away.
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im so sorry to hear this Tam....((HUGS)) to you and Erik.
 

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Well that makes for a very exciting day at work! Those bears can be scary! Somerville is pretty far from me....DH knows so many police officers so I thought could be a chance he knew your nephew but I doubt it.

Thanks for sharing the article Sue :thumbsup:

Oh Tammy, I remember that feeling well. Give your husband a hug from me. Then ask him to give you a hug from me. My Father and Brother were members of the NYPD. The worry never goes away.
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Thank you Kerry. Do the same to your Dad and Brother. You have very brave men in your family.
 

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That's awful Tammy, it is such a sad loss for everyone.
Sue - I loved reading your article about your nephew. My stepdad is a police officer in a town where I always tease him that his biggest criminals are the bears in the dumpsters and the moose on the golf course. The public are always so critical of the measures used to keep them safe from these animals on whose land we have built our homes. Its nice to see that your nephew got public praise for his work!

Tammy - its terrible what happened to that officer! I will keep him in my thoughts.
im so sorry to hear this Tam....((HUGS)) to you and Erik.
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Oh no! I am so sorry, I felt the same way when my hubby was in the Army in Iraq. We had quite a few deaths and I swear I lost about 20 years off of my life with worry. :(
 

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Tammy I am so sorry for the loss of this young man who died in the line of duty. I will keep his family and fellow officers and their families in my prayers.

Two of my brothers are firefighters and my heart always skips a beat when I hear that a fellow firefighter has been injured or lost their life on the job. I was a nervous wreck after Hurricane Katrina when we heard they were being shot at while fighting fires!!! One of my brothers has been injured several times l- because he always pushes the envelope and doesn't think about his own safety when helping others, but thank God has always been able to go back to work. And, I thank God for that.

A friend of my kids was killed when dispatched to a domestic violence call - it was so sad - he had just gotten out of his unit and was shot before he even had a chance to approach the scene. It just so happened that his time in training before being cut loose on his own was part of one of those cop reality shows and he died not long after. :( But his memory lives on in those videos which showed that he loved what he was training to do.

I could tell even more stories of acquaintances and police officers who have affected our lives in some positive way who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty (I used to volunteer for the JPSO). But, all I will say is that they each paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their fellow man and doing something they absolutely loved and had a deep conviction that they were called to do that job.

Hugs to you Tammy and your hubby

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Oh no! I am so sorry, I felt the same way when my hubby was in the Army in Iraq. We had quite a few deaths and I swear I lost about 20 years off of my life with worry. :(
I can't even imagine the stress you must have been under while your DH was in Iraq. Thank your husband for the service he gave to our country.

Tammy I am so sorry for the loss of this young man who died in the line of duty. I will keep his family and fellow officers and their families in my prayers.

Two of my brothers are firefighters and my heart always skips a beat when I hear that a fellow firefighter has been injured or lost their life on the job. I was a nervous wreck after Hurricane Katrina when we heard they were being shot at while fighting fires!!! One of my brothers has been injured several times l- because he always pushes the envelope and doesn't think about his own safety when helping others, but thank God has always been able to go back to work. And, I thank God for that.

A friend of my kids was killed when dispatched to a domestic violence call - it was so sad - he had just gotten out of his unit and was shot before he even had a chance to approach the scene. It just so happened that his time in training before being cut loose on his own was part of one of those cop reality shows and he died not long after. :( But his memory lives on in those videos which showed that he loved what he was training to do.

I could tell even more stories of acquaintances and police officers who have affected our lives in some positive way who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty (I used to volunteer for the JPSO). But, all I will say is that they each paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their fellow man and doing something they absolutely loved and had a deep conviction that they were called to do that job.

Hugs to you Tammy and your hubby

Linda
Firemen....gosh I don't know how they do it. Those are some of the bravest men out there. Your brothers deserve a huge thank you. And I"m so sorry for the loss of your sons friend. How truly sad. So young and brave.
 

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Prayers to the family of the trooper and for all law enforcement families. I have a dear friend who is a firefighter - one of two females in our fire protection district - and all of her friends worry about the time when she might encounter more than the crew can handle. Prayers and thanks to all of our heroes.
 

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So sorry to have heard that Tammy...it must be very hard for everyone.
sending hugs your way...
 

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Tammy I read your thread this morning and it brought tears to my eyes and many old memories. My dh was in law enforcement for 28 years, I remember those feelings of wondering if I would have another day with him, one day we receievd a call my dh best friend had been shot, ( he was also a deputy sheriff) it was my dh day off, we spent the day at the hospital waiting and praying with his wife and family, he did make it through, but I remember thinking what would I have done if it would have been my dh. Our police officers put there lives on the line everyday for us, they never know if they might be the next one who loses his or her life. I don't really think most of the public understand what we go through and how this all effects our families and our dh when one of the police family loses one of their brothers or sisters. I was always excited when my dh was promoted. He retired at 50, I thank God he was safe all those years.
God Bless that family in there grieving, he was so young. may they always remember he was doing what he loved to do. I'll remember them in my prayers
 

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Thank you Sue. Yes so many people in law enforcement, firemen, military risk their lives everyday. They don't get enough recognition, IMO.

So true!!!! I and my family are very grateful for all they do (and sorry for their loved ones who worry while they are at work)... prayers to the trouper and his family :(
 

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its true , u just never know.. prayers to that family , and yes go give ur hubby a kiss n a hug !
 
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