Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Oh my God...

...oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.....

That's all that's going through my head right now. Very early this morning, when I was watching the news, I heard a news report of an off-duty officer that was shot. He was sitting in his car with a woman, who was killed. My first thought was, they were having an affair, and either his wife or her husband shot them. (Yes, I still have some serious issues, I know) Well, flash forward to this afternoon. A friend of mine, who is also a Chicago cop, had been trying to call me all day to let me know that the cop that was shot was my ex's former partner. He was his first partner when he got on the job, and they've remained friends ever since, even though my ex is no longer on the job. I, also, stayed in touch with him, and considered him a friend. Which is why my other friend was calling me. He wasn't sure if CSJ had heard, since he didn't really know if they were still in touch. I got a few more details from my friend about what happened, and I knew that my other friend was in critical condition.

Well, I tried calling CSJ several times today (all morning for another reason, then this afternoon about this) He finally called me back. When I said, "I assume you heard about Bob by now," he says, "Bob is brain dead. It's just a matter of pulling the plug. I've been here at the hospital since 5:00 this morning." I absolutely lost it. I'm still losing it. I can't stop crying. I loved this man. I'm too upset to get into the nitty gritty of our past, but he's always been a good man to me and my son, and I'm going to miss him so much. I need to go cry some more, but I'll leave you with this news report from our local ABC station from this afternoon. Please, say a prayer for his family.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6324202

4 comments:

Miles To Go Before I Sleep...... said...

I am very sorry to read about all that is happening to you right now.... I hope you two will be able to put all else aside and spend time remembering him....

My heart goes out to you Lisa....

I'll check in on you later to see how you are holding up...

BTW, Cry your heart out.... it's good for you....

Hugs from Iowa,
Dana

Christina Shaver said...

Oh my gosh. I am so sorry to hear this. Wow. I can only imagine how you feel. I will definitely keep him in my prayers. I hope you are doing okay. If you need me, let me know.

laughingatchaos said...

My God! I am so sorry, hon! What horrible news! Hang in there, sweetie.

suz said...

I am so sorry to hear this bad news. I am so sorry you are having to digest it.
all my best.....my thoughts are with you and his family.