Friday, January 18, 2008

Honoring Another Fallen Hero

Detective Jarrod B. Shivers of the Chesapeake Police Department in Virginia died on Thursday, January 17th, while attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant in South Norfolk. When the suspect opened the home's door he immediately fired one shot, fatally wounding Detective Shivers, before he then barricaded himself in the home for a short time before being taken into custody.

Shivers, age 34, was an officer for eight years with the Chesapeake Police Department and was assigned to the Special Investigations Section. Detective Shivers was the recepient of an award five years ago through the Virginia HEAT (Help Eliminate Auto Theft) program sponsored by the Virginia State Police and was honored for uncovering a car-theft ring that stretched from Hampton Roads to Richmond.

Detective Shivers is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son. The Bank of Hampton Roads has opened an account for Shivers where donations can be made under his name or under an account named “Officer Down” should anyone wish to donate in his memory.

This is ridiculous - it's only the middle of January and I have already added eight names to the Honor Roll on my sidebar ... this does not bode well for the rest of the year. Please join me in not only offering condolences to the family and friends of Detective Shivers but also in praying that this sort of senseless loss of human life will stop.

11 comments:

  1. Lwt's hope there are no more you have to add.

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  2. I would love to see a reversal of what looks like an unpleasant trend. I'm frightened for the direction our world seems to be taking.

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  3. Until we as a society decide to elimanate poverty and center our work on what is wrong in this country, not anywhere overseas, we will have these kind of horrific problems. Great post, Linda.

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  4. I'm sorry for Det. Shivers family...my heart goes out to them.

    Linda, I hope you don't mind but there's an easy "Linky Love" meme that I've tagged you for.
    Find it here: http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com/2008/01/linky-love.html
    Of course you don't have to do it. :)

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  5. The numbers are moving up way, way too quickly on your memorial to the fallen law enforcement personnel. My heart goes out not just to this officer's widow and children but also to all those others before him as well. Just a dirty shame, it is.

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  6. How sad, we rely on the police and fire and to have so many die in the line of duty and it's only January. My thoughts go out to the families every time you post.

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  7. I'm grateful that there are people of this caliber who are called to serve.

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  8. I'm so thankful for these brave men and women in uniform. I hate that they go to work everyday with the knowledge that it may be their last. Thank you, Detective Shivers, for your service...and I pray you are at rest now.

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  9. This is just too sad. :(

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  10. This is such a viable concept that you have, making us aware of the good and the brave, but I hate it!
    It's so senseless to see these people die and until we start actually punishing these perps/creeps, it's only going to get worse.
    My heart goes out to his family, friends and fellow officers.
    ~~~~Blessings~~~

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  11. Such very sad news. My heart truly goes out to this family. May God truly comfort them during this time.

    Did you know that Matt was already in Chesapeake, VA? Kind of ironic wouldn't you say?

    SMOOCHES~

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