Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Prayers Needed

                          I got a phone call tonight from my all time best friend T.J.  She and I were inseparable a few years ago.  We did everything together.  She had to move back home to be closer to her parents.  She moved to a town close to Amarillo.  She met a handsome man and started a new life there.  We have kept in touch over the years, but it is never the same when you just want to jump in the car and go shopping.  She came back to visit me a couple of times.  One time we wall papered my bathroom.

Anyway...Tonight TJ called me and she was so upset I didn't even recognize her voice.

She said she had been trying all day to get ahold of me.

She had terrible news....her new husband who was the chief of police when she met and married him had left in March to go to Afganistan to help train police officers there.  He was killed.  The story is below.  Please stop and pray for TJ and her son Jared, Her daughter Ericka and family.  His name is Durrah Foshee.  He also had a daughter named Carol.  TJ is very fragile right now and I feel really badly that I can not run  to her and help her out.  We can all pray for her though.  Thank you for doing this for me.  She is a special person to me and she needs all the love and prayers you can send her way.

Here is the story:

  Longtime West Texas lawman dies in Afghanistan

A veteran Panhandle lawman who traveled the world training police officers was found dead in Afghanistan, authorities said.

Durrah Foshee, 48, was discovered in his room last week. Preliminary reports suggest he might have suffered a heart attack.

A former sheriff's captain, Foshee had served with the Amarillo, Borger and Fritch police departments during more than 30 years of service.

Bothered by reports of torture by police officers overseas, Foshee traveled to the Middle East and Bosnia to help departments with their training, said Hutchinson County Sheriff's Chief Deputy James Qualls.

"He wanted to make sure the police officers were trained in the right way, to make good legal arrests that would not hurt people," Qualls said.



ally123130585918 said...

Barbara that is so sad ~ My thoughts and prayers are with your friend and families ~ Ally

rocketman685434 said...

That is so sad.Praying for all concerned.

mosie1944 said...

How very sad.  God help the family.

lsfp1960 said...

That is so sad.  Once again we need to remember every day those who give the supreme sacrifice and their famlies and friends.  I certainly will remember this family.  Linda in WA    

buggieboo1 said...

I am so sorry for your friends loss, prayers being sent up!

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mawmellow said...

  I'm so sorry to read this entry today.  I definitely will add all of them to my prayers and I'm saying special prayers for you too.  It's tough being long distance when you so want/need to be with a long time friend/sister.  

bhbner2him said...

Sounds like your friend was blessed with a good and wonderful man!!  Will certainly keep TJ and Carol in my prayers.  -  Barbara

tpiez4me said...

Oh My!  Too sad.......but a touching commentary.
Sharon -

queenb8261 said...

I am so sorry to hear that your dear friend lost her husband.  I pray he died peacefully.  He was SO young.  I will certainly say a prayer for her and the family.  SO sad.  He was a wonderful man to sacrifice to serve our country.  Thank you sir for laying down your life for us.  I know you are saddened by not being able to go to your friend.  Call her...often as you can. She is going to need your strength.
Hugs sis, Barb

randlprysock said...

Oh Barbara,
I will say prayers for TJ.  So sorry to hear this happened to your friend.  We will pray hard.  Another lady in J Land lost a son this week also.  

butterflies4me04 said...

Aww, I am so sorry to hear of this loss! :( I will definitely pray for everyone!


fasttrack58 said...

I'm so sorry for your friend....

terra19728 said...

That is so sad, my prayers are with your friend and her family.


eternallife23 said...

I am sorry. Sending prayers up.

am4039 said...

Barbara hugs and prayers to your friend. I'm so sorry.

mtrib2 said...

My sympathies for the family.     His mission to train the police to act responsibly was telling of his character.      mark