Springfield Police badge in mourning
The city of Springfield is in mourning for veteran police officer Kevin Ambrose, gunned down in the line of duty. Not since 1985, when partners Alain Beauregard and Michael Schiavina met a similar fate, has such sorrow gripped the City of Homes.
And like that long ago but long remembered incident, today's tragedy was also a cold blooded ambush, where the perp avoided justice by killing himself. So very senseless. So very cold.
Once again we are all starkly reminded how precious is life. And that those who wear the blue uniform risk everything to preserve it. Including their own.