Tuesday, November 4, 2008
An Important Day for the Future
Today, 23 new recruits visited the Sofa Super Store site along with several members of the Department. The purpose of the visit was to give the recruits an opportunity to understand the sacrifices of the Charleston 9 and to impress upon them the importance of the efforts to see that this never happens again. Capt. Chris Villareal and Capt. Mark Davis were on hand to share their experiences of June 18, 2007 with the recruits and all others in attendance. Both of these men are true professionals in every sense and, while we know that it was difficult for them to speak, they both reinforced the need for these recruits to prepare themselves to be a part of the future of this department. Thank you Capt. Villareal and Capt. Davis for providing the leadership that will be so important to that future and to the safety of these young men. I know that the Charleston 9 would be proud of you and so are we.