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Single black rose left at TPD substation

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 2, 2009 at 8:54 am |
December 3, 2009 9:17 am
Courtesy of Jeanie Peterson
Courtesy of Jeanie Peterson

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.

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