This is my second attempt at posting today. I was in the middle of this earlier when our "20% chance of rain" turned into a tremendous thunder storm.
Yesterday I attended the memorial service commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the deaths of three Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers who were killed in Caddo in 1978. It's a story remembered by most locals and one I've written about before. If you don't know the details you can link to the OHP memorial page. You can also see at video of yesterday's event at KXII.
I was touched by the service yesterday. The speaker was thoughtful and articulate. The large crowd was hushed and reverent. There were a lot of local citizens present, but I also saw many out-of-state cars. There were representatives from several branches of law enforcement in attendance as well as a few government officials. There were retired officers who were part of the original manhunt, as well as new cadets who were inspired by the events of that fateful day. I noticed several tearful eyes as the honor guard placed a wreath next to the stone monument. May 26, 1978 was a day Caddo won't soon forget.