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Fallen heroes and survivors remembered during holiday season by Tampa police

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Albeit one of the most emotional seasons of the year for those grieving the loss of loved ones, the Tampa Police Department extends its police family and a proverbial olive branch gesture to the surviving family members of law enforcement officers slain in performance of duty.

The Tampa police force held its traditional tree lighting ceremony for fallen brothers and sisters, and their family members, at Tampa Police Headquarters located in downtown Tampa, Fla. Surviving spouses, significant others, children, and extended family were invited to partake in a gesture of honor, hope, and remembrance as each loved one participates in erecting and adorning a Christmas tree.

Resplendent with hues of blue, some gold, and wondrous illumination from strings of lights, the Christmas tree and its decorations enable both blood and police family members to unite for the common purpose of offering solace, support, and remembrance, especially at a time when the loss of loved ones is emotionally brought to the surface.

Commonly around such major holidays as Christmas, police families immerse in memory, longing, and mixed emotions. Painstakingly, they try to piece together answers to the most difficult of questions surrounding the circumstances which led to their loved ones life ending: Why?

A befittingly appropriate answer may not exist; a supportive police family does.

The tradition within the Tampa Police Department holds true and embraces each of the survivors left behind by utter tragedy; each fallen officer's family is fostered and brought into the nucleus of Tampa police culture and afforded authentically-related understanding and leanings.

The progressive nature of the Tampa police force is exemplified in its thoughtfulness, efforts, and extension of its resources to emphasize and epitomize its undying support to its fallen brothers and sisters...and each of their kin.

The Christmas tree aglow and kindled with personal ornaments from a loving mixture of police families is on-view for the public to see. The aura is sentimentally palpable...not much different than the interrelationships among Tampa police members and police family survivors.

Tampa's Finest: Never Forgotten!

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