I am a sergeant in the city of Holyoke, we are nine miles from Springfield MA. I am writing to let your union president know he touched us in a way that not many people have the ability to do. As I am sure you are aware, in the law enforcement community it hurts when you lose one of your own. When someone in that community is responsible for the death of one of us, it makes no sense, it hurts more. I just want to let your union know, your financial donation was greatly appreciated. I, on a personal level would like to commend your union president. I cannot imagine the difficulty in writing to the family of the slain officer. We take this job knowing we are at risk, we do it willingly and don't ask for much. For your union president, whom I sure represents thousands of dedicated and hard working men and women, to take responsibility for a C.O. Whom obviously had mental issues, and write a letter from the heart like he did? Thank you. Your letter was posted across the law enforcement community. You healed more wounds than you can ever imagine. Officer Ambrose would have been proud, wish he was around to to see the law enforcement community come together.
Sgt. Phil McKay
Holyoke Ma Pd