Transcript for Family Members of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Speak at the Democratic National Convention
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. But nineteen views months on most welcome protected as the Philadelphia police officer. Every morning. For ninety years. Moses put on his uniform. 1 morning on the way home from the third ship he was shot and killed. In Moses living room I found a half. A red Christmas present. It was an audience. But Moses he always thought it hit you were gifts. For relatives. For single parents. Restrained his stamina in law. One of these presidents didn't even have a name when he. I still have it. Moses that live long enough. To get all the gifts he had to do. While we're here that we must do. The good weekend. That's of the lately we have to believe. That we are stronger together. Thank you John. We hear a lot. About the problems. In big cities. Our son Darrick Owens. Joined the Cleveland police force. To be part of the dissolution. His wife worked mornings. So he was the wind calmed his daughter's here. His friends joke but. Instead he made it harder. For the other dads because he did such a good job. After Derek was killed. We heard from so many people. About his positive influence. One woman stated. That when she was a troubled teen Ager. Derek saw in her. What she couldn't see in herself. And because of him. She's a better mother. This was just one of the many stories we heard. Derek is has left a legacy of service. Integrity. And love. And we. We never want to set. For fights but Derek and all of the other fallen officers. To ever. Be forgotten. My husband and best friends are soda for doing the Chicago police to help people. Once he got a call about a boy who had stolen about the boy only had a road to keep his pants up. Thor negotiated and the charges were dropped. He also paid for the belt. He did not want them for lying to start his legs with a record. Sorin knew that every interaction he had mattered that every word he spoke and yes even every arrest teenage. Defined what it meant to serve and protect. He knew effective policing required treating people with kindness and respect. Especially when he was most often called so their worst moments. When I lost or I had no idea was possible then lose so much and an entire lifetime. Much less than a single moment. And I know that in light of recent events. Some of us have lost faith. But I want all Americans to know about Moses dairy floor and and all the officers out there who every day risk their lives protecting all of us. Let us honor. All of the fine officers who weren't names here today. By acting as our officers did helping others. Bridging communities. And building peace. Thinking.
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