Police officers are those people whose job is to make sure the community and its people are safe. Many times, what they do for the citizens goes beyond their professional duties, and we should all be profoundly thankful for that.
While these servicemen and women put themselves in danger, their families are those who fear for the safety of their loved ones.
An unfortunate event that struck the family of a cop showed the whole country how police officers stand by each other’s side and provide comfort for their colleagues in times of sadness and grief.
Officer and Marine Jack Adams was out with his family one day in December when they got involved in an accident. The word of the tragic event spread quickly and officers from all over America sent their prayers.
“Marines, I have some bad news to pass,” Gy Germano wrote on the Jax Iron Gators Facebook page on Dec. 9. “Jack Adams and his wife were in a bad accident last night. He is in serious condition and it doesn’t look like his wife is going to make it.”
“If you don’t know Jack, he was a Sgt in Bravo when we were deployed in Desert Storm and now he is a JSO motorcycle cop.”
“On a personal note, he was my crew chief for the six months we were in Desert Storm. He was a great Marine.”
“In December 2018, one of our Motorcycle Police Officers, Jack Adams was involved in a traffic crash,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.
“His family was in the vehicle when they were hit by a drunk driver.”
“His wife, Cathy Adams, who also worked for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office died in the crash. Both of his children sustained minor injuries.”
Adams and his children were recovering physically, but on emotional level, they were crushed. A beautiful family was now left without the member they all loved so very much.
In order to help their colleague and friend overcome the grief from the loss of his beloved wife, the police officers put a video for him. The clip was intended for Adams, but it quickly spread among people and warmed the heart of everyone who got to see it.
Words of support came from officer from all across the country. They all made sure Adams knew he was not alone. His friends were there for him.
“If there is anything you need at all you can contact us directly,” one officer offered.
“We are wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery,” an officer with a police department in Des Moines, Iowa, said.
Adam Schaffer of 5ivecanons said that he was “honored” to be a part of the heartwarming project.
“I’ve personally seen a few hundred times,” he told WTVT, referring to the video, “and still to this day it gives me goosebumps and tears.”
“[We] donated all of our time and resources to make this piece, and to help our community when it needed it. It was an honor and a gift to us, to help put this together.”