I daresay Sgt. Furrh was looking down and smiling proudly

Here’s your feel-good story of the week.

Terri Furrh was a little confused at first when she was asked to get out of alphabetical order at the Moulton High School graduation Friday night and go to the back of the line.

But as soon as principal Jamie Dornak spoke about the stretch of highway between Moulton and Shiner, a line of law enforcement officers and first responders walked up to the left side of the stage in the gymnasium in place of their fallen brother, the late Sgt. David Furrh, she understood.

. . .

Furrh was killed in 2000 while serving a search warrant. Terri Furrh was only about 3 months old at the time.

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Each officer, deputy and first responder hugged Terri Furrh after she received her diploma. Representatives from law enforcement agencies all over Texas, including Moulton, Gonzales County, Lavaca County, Shiner, Smiley, Nixon, Orchard and Victoria traveled to support the 18-year-old Moulton grad.

The officers stayed until the end of the ceremony and lined up in two lines for the graduates to pass through.

“It was really touching,” Terri Furrh said.

She plans to attend Texas State University and major in criminal justice.

There’s more at the link.

I daresay there weren’t too many dry eyes at that ceremony.  Mine weren’t all that dry, just reading about it.

I hope and pray that, if such things are given to us in the next life, Sgt. Furrh knew what his brothers and sisters in blue had done for his daughter.  I know she’ll never forget it.  She may have been too young when he died to remember her father, but his law enforcement comrades gave her plenty to remember about what he meant to them.

Well done to all concerned.


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