I'm still not quite sure what to say but here it goes. I can still remember the first day I met you in Detention at the Public Safety Building in Glendale. We were getting ready to go to the academy and I could tell that you were going to be a person I couldn't resist getting to know. I can remember how the group of us going on to ALEA class 401 would constantly kid you about always having to say something or asking a "dumb" question. Later as we started the academy we were carpool mates...You, me, Darrin and Izzie. I can remember questioning if being a police officer was what I wanted to be and you tried to convince me to stick it out. Now, I so regret not listening to you. I wish I could have been there for you my friend. I wish I'd stayed in better contact with you too. I knew you were going to be a great cop. But now, you are in the loving arms of your, and my, Lord. Jesus called you home. Your death, albeit painful and untimely for us, will, I'm certain, have a positive effect... Genesis 50:20 says, "You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people." Tony, your life will live on forever in the hearts of us that knew you. Because of that your memory will inspire growth and spirituality in many others. I and so many others will miss you.
235D, you are 10-7, good night sir. I'm 10-6 now, but I'll 10-25 with you soon.
Rich Shores 13018