Saturday, August 15, 2015
Today a family laid James to rest at the age of 41. His father is a long time family friend. Although I didn't know James well, when I first saw this picture in the media, it took my breath away. He looks so much like his dad - same eyes and smile. His father is one of the friendliest and kindest people I know and he would do anything for anyone. His father served 22 years on the police force in the very town where James' life was stolen.
James was found shot to death last Saturday. Yesterday a 17 year old boy (man?) was arrested and charged with the murder.
A family has lost a son, brother, cousin, uncle... five children will grow up without a father. Lives are shattered and I can't make any sense of it.