It could be the last time they see each other.
|Just another black-on-white murder of a police officer (this time in the shadow of Colin Kaepernick and an increasing number of black NFL players protest against 'police brutality')|
Perhaps they parted after a fight, a halfhearted "goodbye" and no "have a nice day" or kiss before they left to serve and protect their community.
At a time in the history of the United States when a mulatto, millionaire quarterback are considered heroes for wearing socks depicting policeman as pigs and taking a knee during the national anthem, tens of thousands of white police officers say "goodbye" to their wives and head out to work their shift, trying to make their community safer.
Officer Tim Brackeen and wife Mikel had been married for 18 years when he left for work. We'll never know exactly what Officer Brackeen told his wife when he walked out their front door, but we know he'll never, ever open that door and embrace her (or their daughter) again. ['Heavy hearts', Shelby Star, 9-12-16]:
Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen is being remembered for his dedication to his family, his force and the community.
Chief Jeff Ledford confirmed at 1:28 p.m., Brackeen died Monday morning at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Brackeen, 38, leaves behind a wife, Mikel, and a young daughter, Daphne. A prayer vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Monday at the uptown courtsquare.
"I wanted to let you all know that Officer Brackeen passed away this morning.
Please keep everyone in your prayers," Ledford shared in an email on Monday afternoon.
Tim and his wife (now a widow) of 18 years...
On Saturday morning at 12:21 a.m., Brackeen was looking for 23-year-old Irving Lucien Fenner Jr., to serve outstanding warrants on him. He reportedly found Fenner at 212 Gidney St., near Bethel Baptist Church, in Shelby, police said. The two struggled outside the home, and Brackeen was shot in the chest, Ledford said.
Other officers arriving on the scene heard the sound of gunfire, and when they went to Brackeen's location, they found him outside the home and injured, Ledford said Saturday. Brackeen was wearing his bulletproof vest at the time of the shooting.
Fenner remains at large and is charged with attempted murder related to the shooting.
Ledford spoke to Brackeen's family Monday.
"It is a hard time for them," Ledford said.
Ledford said officers at the Police Department are doing "okay" after the loss of their "brother in blue."
From Tim's Facebook page on July 8, 2016...
"We are giving them space," Ledford said. "We are telling them, 'We do this together.'"
Ledford said it's a "process" to deal with something like this.
Around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Dr. Guillermo Lesassier, was among many who came to the Shelby Police Department at 130 West Warren Street to pay their respects.
Brackeen's car was adorned with a wreath, ribbons and a black and blue bow.
Citizens added their own flowers and remembrances around the car. Some brought cookies, candy and cards and letters to the department.
"My son was a (previous) partner of the officer killed, Tim. I wanted to pay my condolences to all the members because we are brothers together, I am feeling like (Tim's) father too," Lesassier said.
Lesassier knew Brackeen for more than five years while he and his son worked together in the K-9 unit with Shelby Police. In that time, he became part of his family, Lesassier added.
To Lesassier, seeing Brackeen's car in front of the department was a poignant reminder of his life.
"It is a testimony to him. All we can do now is fill a condolence to the family and those he works with," he said.
Brackeen was with the Shelby Police Department since July 2004 and was assigned as a K-9 officer for the department with his partner, "Ciko."
"Tim was a great person. If you want to know what Tim was like just look around this town," Ledford said.
Brackeen was known in the Shelby community for the classes and demonstrations he had done with his partner, Ciko, Ledford said. Because of his work with the community, the department has seen an outpouring of citizens wanting to help Brackeen's family and the department.
Brackeen was awarded Shelby Police Department's Officer of the Year in 2012.Officer Tim Brackeen is a white male, hated by the media and positioned as the arch-nemesis of America's great asset, black people; his murderer is 23-year-old Irving Lucien Fenner, a black male forever lionized by every sector of American life (both private and public vocations, media, academia, and entertainment), but representing our greatest liability.
Officer Tim Brackeen's Facebook page, which he shared with his wife, still has a "We Stand With Dallas Police" positing from July 8: one of his friends told him, "Stay safe tim. Rough times."
Five white officers were murdered in Dallas by a Black Lives Matter-inspired black terrorist, yet currently, the media, Colin Kaepernick and the Obama Administration is still positioning white police officers nationwide as the great threat to humanity.
There's reason to continue to believe law and order exist in America. All that exists is a climate of hate our elite currently agitate against white police officers and increasing the white population itself.