Not just one tragedy in Phoenix, but two.
In a well known movie "end of watch" officer Brian Taylor (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) quotes to his fellow officer and best friend Mike Zavala (played by Michael Pena) "you feel like a hero?" Officer Zavala then replied after being asked a second time the same question, "No".
My point of adding this in my post, is because I ask my husband the same thing. I ask his fellow officers and our friends in the Fire department, the same thing. The response I always receive is the same as officer Zavala "no".
These men and women do not go out on the job searching to become a hero. They go out to serve the communities they work in.
Even though they do not see their actions as heroic, I do. My love and prayers go out to the families of those involved last night.
"Yea, this is wherein all men are redeemed, because the death of Christ bringeth to pass the resurrection, which bringeth to pass a redemption from an endless sleep, from which sleep all men shall be awakened by the power of God when the trump shall sound."