We struggled with our reaction to this comment. No, we have not walked in her shoes, so we don't know and really can't imagine how she feels. But being a parent, it ills us to think of getting that knock on the door.
This mother, this family, need our prayers and comfort.
May God bless her.
"I am the mother of Det. Shane Wilson. My heart is broken. I told myself I would not read anything on the accident and listen to what others had to say. I'm barely getting out of bed once I wake to this repeating nightmare.
For the record, Shane was driving an unmarked city issued Ford Edge not equipped with emergency equipment so obviously he did not have it on. He was ripped from life by a known criminal who was sitting in the outside emergency lane decided he wanted to go east in the west bound lane so he made a u turn on I 20. He turned right into my son and killed him. No amount of money can fix that.
If you drink and drive, Stop Now.
Please. For those that don't know, Shane was home in bed and called to respond to a home invasion where both the victim and the perps were criminals. They had one suspect in custody. The victim of the home invasion was actually arrested last night for drug buys. My son died that night but he and the other officers were the only good guys. All the other players were those people out there among us all that just refuse to play by the rules. Rules Don't Apply. I'm having a tough time with that."
Gayle Hanson, retired DeKalb Police Officer