I want to thank people for all their kindness to my son who was serving on the strike force on the Matthew Stewart case. I have spent many days and nights pondering this letter. I received a phone call Jan. 4 2012. I will never forget that gut wrenching feeling. My son was one of the officers who was shot in the search warrant in Ogden. I have read many negative and many positive comments. I understand people have a right to their feelings, this letter is to address the positive. I wish that I could thank every person who did anything, no matter how small .
From prayers to donations, thanks to the amazing team at the hospital, the doctors, nurses, even people who were cleaning his room. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough. I have never felt so much support in my life. Strangers reached out and had no idea who my family was. How do you ever let them know how much it means to us? There were days it felt like we couldn’t go on another day. Then someone would give us a kind word. Or, we felt prayers and love.
Thanks to the citizens of Ogden, from the mayor to the police force, starting with the chief and officers, even those from surrounding cities and the strike force. All I can say is I love you all. You pulled My son out of that house and saved his life. He is now able to be here for his beautiful wife and children. Thanks to Dee Smith and his staff who have kept in contact with us.
Thanks to all the people who did fund raisers, or brought meals to my son’s house and to all the wonderful people my husband worked with him who came to our support and were so caring.
This event has brought some very heated arguments. I wish not to focus on the negative. I only wish to thank everyone who did anything in showing love and support to our family. I hope you all know how grateful our families are. May God bless you forever.