Darcy and Family,
How truly sorry we are for your loss. Terry and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
To Ward (S-12, WD-40, Dukes Daddy, Husband, Father, Pop Pop, Friend, Confidant, Marine, Officer, K-9 Officer, Sergeant, Fishing Buddy,)
To each one of our lives you touched you were something different all rolled up in one person. For your officers that worked with you they had respect and admiration. For your fellow officers and soldiers there was never doubt you did not have their backs. For me you were several things.
We started out as Fishing Buddies. We both got in trouble many times for getting home late when the fish were biting. All of the little lakes we found and fished. I guess the statue of limitations is now over for us using the 0464 key (old timers would remember this KEY to the City) to get into the lake behind the now driving range at Highland and E. Bay. The time we got in only to find Karl Wermuth already there. I assume it's OK to talk about the time you caught a GATOR and thought it was the biggest Bass you ever caught. It towed your Ganoe (Cross between a canoe a real boat) all over lake Seminole, then you had to hop the fence they closed on you, to get to your car. All of the Bass we caught and had to give back at Teneroc. Thanks for the Good memories.
The many many Duke tracks. Our relationship went the gambit throughout the years to doing the same job as Sergeants. You were always a welcome site with your smile, personality, calm demeanor, and professionalism. You had the qualities that inspired so many officers that worked with and for you.
Sierra 8 to Sierra 12 you have arrived at your final 10-42 and have called in "10-7".
Love Eddie Buyers
PS. When you 10-56 with Duke and Sierra 6 say Hi for me.