We lost two heroes three years ago today on 12-12-08. My bank had a bomb and it went off killing Captain Thomas Tennant and Oregon State Bomb Technician William Hakim. I didn't know Trooper Hakim, but I knew Tom.
It was Tom that told my Dad to take the night off. My dad should have been working and it could have been my Dad killed. Instead, it was my Dad talking on the news and on the tv and in the papers, talking about our hero Tom.
And this picture says it best: