Jeanie Peterson, who works with the Hilltop Action Coalition and is a Tacoma police volunteer, found a touching scene when she arrived at the Sector 1 substation Tuesday night for a community meeting.
She sent this e-mail out later:
Tonight, when I went in to the Tacoma Police Dept. Hilltop substation for a community meeting I noticed a black rose on one of the ornamental rocks out front. Someone had placed it there since the tragedy in Lakewood. The rose was frosted and I thought how beautiful it was, alone and cold as a gesture of the sorrow we feel at the tragedy before us.
How touching a jester it was of community support for police during this difficult time.
I can’t speak for Tacoma police, I can’t even speak for the TPD volunteer program of which I am a small part, but I can speak for that greater piece of humanity that feels the support from people all over the area for those who have been touched by this incident. I know that as each officer that came in tonight I told them about the rose, you could tell they were touched by this simple display of support.
Thank you, to whomever left the rose, I will pass your jester on to those who can get it out to the rest of the department.