Friday, December 12, 2008

We will miss you.

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Officer Timothy Scott Abernethy was put to rest this morning as thousands mourned his death. Ceremonies were held around Houston as flags were raised to half mast at police stations throughout Texas. As the sun came up this morning the staff and the police cadets from classes 200, 201, 202 and 203 came to attention while Officer Michael Herb played Amazing Grace on his bagpipes in honor of Officer Abernethy. This is what families do, we pull together and continue doing what Tim would have wanted us to do, continue to put crooks behind bars and make this city a safer place to live. Officer Abernethy gave the ultimate sacrifice to do just that, while doing the job he loved.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again this year you have honored one of our finest officers. Thank you for the thought you put into this blog, Officer McCoy. It is certainly evident that you really care about HPD and the men and women who protect our city.

Anonymous said...

Great piece, Mike. I bet it touches the heart of every officer who sees it. And as for me, watching it and realizing the sacrafice Abernethy and other officers have made, makes me want to continue doing the best I can in this job.

Anonymous said...

Just returned from the funeral. I can see that this is a close family. I hope one day to be a part of it. Nice video sir.

Tom Peterson said...

May God Bless Ofcr. Abernethy and his family. He walks a beat on heavens streets now as he watches over us. He is with every officer on the streets in spirit and in their hearts. He will never be forgotten and may his spirit live on in all of us. I hope that if I am hired by the HPD, that I can be half the cop he was. Noone could ever fill his shoes. However, let every officer remember the sacrifice he made and may every officer go out there every day and be as brave as Ofcr. Abernethy was. He may be gone from this earth, but he will live on in all who knew him, loved him, and worked with him. Let every officer go out there and perform the job with pride, honor, and courage. I know I will someday. My thoughts and prayers go to the HPD and his family. May God Bless you all and keep you safe. Just remember, there is no such thing as a routine call. Let us all say a prayer for the brave men and women who put the uniform on every day and go out there and do the job they love and cherish. May God bless you all and may you all take a moment every day to not only remember this officer, but every officer that has gone down in the line duty............ Amen.
GOD BLESS THE HPD.

Anonymous said...

Simply, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lt. Fausek, Officer Herb and Senior Officer McCoy...that was a wonderful tribute and very moving video. God Bless Officer Abernethy.

Anonymous said...

wow...

Anonymous said...

This gave me goose bumps and makes me want to join more than ever. I can't wait to get these crooks off the streets. That crook that killed Officer Abernethy was a dirty coward and deserves whatever comes his way.

Anonymous said...

This blog is very cool. i am so sorry to hear about that officer. i want to be a policeman when i get older. i am 12 right now but i know hpd officers and they are always nice to me. this blog is great, please keep writing.

Anonymous said...

Amazing Grace indeed. RIP Tim.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what support I witnessed today. I can see HPD is one big family. I really hope to join as soon as I get out of the Army. Thank you for the blog.

Jeff Burke said...

As a Cadet at the academy, today is likely a day I will never forget. While it is with a heavy heart that I pray for Officer Abernethy and his family, I've rarely felt the pride in which I felt this morning. The notion that we want to "be part of something larger than ourselves" has often become a cliche part of police hiring... but on days like this, I realize just how true and honest that notion is. I am proud to be here and I am inspired by the example that Officer Abernethy lived each and every day.

While he may not roll up in a patrol car beside any of us after today... his example will live on through all the men and women of the Houston Police Department.

Senior Officer M. McCoy said...

Well put Cadet Burke. I am proud of you. You will make a great policeman when you graduate.

Senior Officer M. McCoy said...

Well put Cadet Burke. I am proud of you. You will make a great policeman when you graduate.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

beautiful

Anonymous said...

GOOSEBUMPS..........:)

Donny McCoy said...

Very touching and heartfelt by all. Well done Mike.

Donny