This past week I was fortunate to attend the Berkeley Police Retirees League's annual luncheon, where I was able to catch up with many of my former teammates. It was a very uplifting and enjoyable event. I had the opportunity to talk about THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE and talk about the good work of C.O.P.S., which many retirees were familiar with already. It was also a time to reflect on the two Berkeley PD officers who never made it to retirement since they were killed in the line of duty, Officer Ronald Tsukamoto and Sergeant Jimmie H. Rutledge. The City of Berkeley has an online memorial to them:
For all those who have lost a relative or friend in the line of duty, or is now praying that a loved one recover from a line of duty injury - my thoughts and prayers are with you.