I usually don’t post twice in one day, but for this cause, I will make an exception.
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the firestorm in Colorado that has destroyed over 500 homes and taken some lives as well. Whatever you can do to aid the in recovery of that terrible disaster would, of course, be appreciated.
But that is not what this post is about.
Yesterday, a reader posted on the Facebook page about this a moving story from Colorado Springs…the heart of the fire. Here is the original story as reported on K99.com.
Here is the story, in a nutshell:
In 2006, Officer Jared Jensen lost his life in the line of duty. His brother, Lt. Jeff Jensen took his then-five-year-old son, Kyle (Jared’s nephew), to DC to honor his uncle at the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall. Kyle decided to start collecting police patches.
Fast forward seven years. Kyle is now 12 and still living in Colorado Springs with his Dad, Jeff. This family has arguably been handed more than most families could endure. Sadly, they lost their home in the devastating fires of this last week. Inside the home was Kyle’s patch collection. There is a large movement to replenish the patches that he has lost.
Folks, this is what I love about being a cop. The sense of brotherhood is so deep and strong, it is nearly overwhelming.
I’ve never met the Jensens, but they are my family. I’m going to help my family in any way I can. Request aren’t being made for money. Requests aren’t being made for a new home. All that is being asked for us to do is send a patch. One patch to honor a fallen cop’s family.
I’m in. Are you?
Send your patch(es) to:
Attn: Adam Romine
Colorado Springs Police Department
415 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903