As our oldest daughter Holly was minutes from marrying her best friend, I couldn't help but feel so broken for her. She missed her father. He should've been here with her to see her start her new chapter in life.
TSPD made this day special for all of us. Sgt. Osarczuk performed the ceremony. Holly was escorted down the isle with Officer Bird and her brother Andrew with a photo of her father wrapped around the flowers she carried. Next to me was a chair with Charlie's uniform and hat where he should've been. The wedding party was escorted by officers that stood in for their fallen brother.
One of the happiest days of her life was another day her father missed.
Charlie missed his first father-daughter dance. It was heartbreaking to skip that part of her wedding but just when she started to cry, a line of men formed alongside the wall for an “Uncle” dance that ended with her little brother. It went like this...
To once again show the bond of blue families, Holly & Joe were given the following video message from law enforcement officers around the country.
To view it go to:
https://vimeo.com/250686280 Password: family