I was saddened to see another tragedy at Virginia Tech, this time involving the assassination of 39 year old Police Officer Deriek Crouse. This hard working officer was just doing his job when he was ambushed and shot at close range. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers. Unfortunately there are well over 100 police officers that die each year in the line of duty. I am particularly interested in this case because I am friends with the Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum. I got to know Chief Flinchum when we attended the 10 week FBI Academy together in 2005. He lived in the dorm across the hall from me. Wendell is a good hearted man who is dedicated to keeping the employees and students at Virginia Tech safe. Besides sending my sympathies, I wish there was something else I could do to help them through this senseless act.
Here is a brief radio story on the latest.