In 35 years since his murder, there has never been an anniversary that I have not been at his grave and memorial site.
This 35th anniversary for some reason is particularly painful. Talking to Mary Ann this morning, we both have no words, none. We sit in silence, as we remember that crisp, cool October morning.
No one knows this pain better than Mary Ann and Chelsea. We pray for their peace and comfort.
Leon would want us to remember that life goes on, please meet his grandson Parker! Pictured to your right.
Even though he will never know his papa in this lifetime, he has Leon’s ever encouraging smile.
As the attacks on our blue brothers and sisters increase, it adds fuel to his memory and his ultimate sacrifice, let us pledge our prayers and support for all Officers that stand that line.
Never forget, Trooper Leon Bench #697.
Trooper Ken Stafford, #765 Retired
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