Monday, June 23, 2008
Correctional Peace Officer's Foundation Project 2000 XIX
Shawn and I went to San Francisco to be part of the Correctional Peace Officer's Foundation Project 2000 XIX. This annual weekend is set aside each year to honor correctional professionals who have been killed or died while in the line of duty. This awesome organization also honors fallen correctional professionals (CP's) who have died while supporting our current wars. As if those aren't amazing enough CP's who are assulted or are experiencing various catastraphic events in their lives are also helped and honored. There are training symposiums, gatherings, meals, bonding and healing (hopefully). One thing for sure is this is a huge extended family...Shawn and I are proud and honored to say that our friend base if not our family base has grown...tremendously...while at Project we were asked to assist escorting the family of Sgt. Stephen Anderson from the Utah Department of Corrections. Millie Anderson, Steve's wife is the most amazing woman. She is graceful and sweet, friendly and funny. We so enjoyed her company as well as the company of her son Shawn and his wife Jackie and Millie's daughter Michelle and her husband Ted. Being with this family for Project made it much more special and powerful than I already knew it would be. I will likely come back and post additional comments from this weekend, but for now I will let this little bit and the pictures speak for themselves.