A huge loss
We have been away in Michigan attending the funeral of Kevin's very much loved Uncle, and just got home today after a 9 hour drive. It feels very good to be home. On Friday morning we got some heartbreaking news. I had read the night before that two Alaska State Troopers had been killed in the village of Tanana, and I told Kevin how awful that was. The next morning I found out that one of them was our very close friends son, Scott. We are very close with Scott's parents and his family, his father married Kevin and I two summers ago. Kevin has known Scott since he was a kid and I have known him for several years. He was a very good man, and has a beautiful young family whom he loved very much. He was a great Trooper and huge asset to the State of Alaska, and he cared about people. The murder of these two dedicated men has been very heartbreaking for their families, friends, and the entire State of Alaska. It was a completely senseless act, and a devastating one.
They were taken much too soon and will be missed greatly. Please pray for their families, friends, and everyone affected by this.