Oct 26, 2010
A Sad Update...
The body found near our house this morning was ruled a homicide, and the victim was a police officer. Apparently the body was found behind a pickup truck that was on the side of the road which would explain why no one discovered the body until 7:15, that's just when the sun is up enough here to see everything. My kids were standing out at the bus stop at that time. Nothing further is known, but now I know why every unit in a massive radius was here - even a busload of police recruits showed up to help canvass the area. They say it was a fatal gunshot. I heard nothing here, although the dogs across the street were barking incessantly for a good hour last night.
Say a prayer for his family, 25 year old officer Victor Decker had a wife and a little baby girl. He also received a Medal of Valor last year after only 4 years on the force for stopping an armed robbery he came across alone while on bike patrol - sounds like he was exactly the kind of police officer we all hope to have in our local departments.