God bless the Memphis Firefighting community, the Shelby County Sheriff Department, and every family that was affected by this terrible, senseless horror today.

For those of you who are from other areas, the MFD has had to deal with another tragedy this week: one of their own was killed in a traffic accident last Sunday in my home county of Fayette by a person who, for whatever reason, drove away at a high rate of speed from the aid of EMS and sheriff's personnel investigating an "unconscious party in vehicle beside the road" call. The car crossed the centerline of the highway and struck the firefighter's vehicle at 100 MPH.

Please keep all of them in your thoughts and prayers.

Ol' Bill