Officer Down

The news came on and the anchor man said.
we just received, news that a police officer is dead.
he was answering a call, on the bad side of town.
when a guy high on drugs ,shot him down.

Officer down, was the last thing he said.
by the time help reached him, he was already dead.
but he died doing what he loved to do
protecting people like me and you

he was shot down in the prime of his life.
Leaving behind 3 young kids and a wife.
he had joined the police force, six months ago today.
now a drug addict with a gun, has taken all that away.

poem written and copyrighted by
Gloria Collins