A worry I have every day is that J will be injured or killed while on duty protecting the citizens of Pendleton County. As I was visiting him last week, we invited some friends out for dinner which included another trooper and two officers from the sherifs department. J received a text informing him that a trooper they attended the academy with was killed in a car accident in his personal vehicle. The most heart wrenching thing was that his wife was driving in front of him when it happened. I had never met him or his wife.
No longer was it hard to relate to someone, the pain was there. Was on all of their faces and in their voices. A young man of only 25 years old with a sweet young wife loving him every day. How special and fragile life is can really only be brought to your eyes when you see how fast death can come about. My thoughts and prayers are with his sweet wife and parents. May they be given some comfort in knowing how many people looked at their husband and son as a dedicated trooper and amazing man.
This post is a dedication to a son, friend, husband, trooper and protector...
Trooper Anson Blake Tribby
Kentucky State Police