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That's horrible, Lali. I hope he is okay. :hug:
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Me too. :(

I was just at his house in May to celebrate the First Communion of two of his children.
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Lali, I am so sorry. He and his family are in my prayers. I hope he will recover well.

It's such a bitter thing to live in a world so full of hate. :(
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That's terrible, Lali! I hope he recovers completely.
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Thank you. :(
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He is home for now because they couldn't do the surgery due to swelling. He faces several reconstructive surgeries and a long road of healing.

They did later get into a shootout with the suspect after he opened fire on other officers, and the suspect is dead.

Honestly, I don't have the extra energy to be sad about that. I don't know his story, and I don't care right now either. I do know he was wanted for a homicide and several other crimes. I do know he drove up next to T and shot him for no effing reason. T thought he was just pulling up to ask for directions. I do know he's messed up T's life in a horrific way, possibly disfiguring him for life, and T is lucky to be alive. I know their (T and my BFF, J) dad had to hear all of this go down in real time and be helpless to do anything about it, just listen to his son saying, "Help me, help me" over and over.

So please forgive me if I'm not sufficiently sad over this criminal being killed. I'm relieved, in fact.
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I certainly don't think that is anything to apologize for. Whatever this person's story is, he is guilty of doing terrible things.
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:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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I wanna throw my body in the river and drown
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Oh my goodness. :(. I'm so sorry, Lali. Sending All the energy & positive thoughts that I can send.

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Oh, Lali. I am so, so sorry. :hug:

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I'm so sorry, Lali. [emoji20] I hope he recovers. Wishing him strength and hope.

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Lali: I hope your best friend's brother can make a full physical recovery and that his psychological scars will not be too great.

A quick google search seems to reveal some positive news for T.: http://fox2now.com/2016/11/23/officer-s ... s-n-hoses/

Lali, if you think this link is inappropriate in any way, please let me (or the administrators know)
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No, that's fine, Beutlin. Thank you for posting it. I was coming here to do so. :)

He is doing remarkably well. There is much to repair internally, and they are concerned about his eye (that the muscle or something might be injured). But, otherwise, yeah, he's doing really well. He will definitely need psychological help, too, though.
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I hope he continues to do remarkably well, mentally and physically.

Not so good news for my coworker. Possibly really bad news, I'll hear more tomorrow.
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:( :hug:


As for T, the reality of it all is sort of setting in, and it's rough. He still needs thoughts and prayers.
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My daughter's best friend just lost her first baby...she was 6 months pregnant and everything had been seemingly fine. She went in for her regular check-up and they couldn't find a heartbeat. She and her husband are naturally devastated. It was a little girl; they had already named her, the nursery was all set up and her baby shower was going to be next month. So, so sad. Prayers for them as they grieve.
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Oh, that is so terribly sad and hard! :( I will pray for them, and I will pray that people don't say stupid things to them.
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Lalaith wrote:Oh, that is so terribly sad and hard! :( I will pray for them, and I will pray that people don't say stupid things to them.
Amen. :(
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Thanks. My daughter is going out to see her next weekend; she is so sad for her friend and so upset that there really is NOTHING she can do. I told her that just BEING there is doing something and the fact that her friend wanted her to come is important. :(
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I'm sorry to hear this. My sympathetic thoughts to the young couple. :(

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