4 Adam 37 Is Out of Service-Rest In Peace Sir

Officer Erik Hite, killed in the line of duty in a cross town shootout June 1, 2008 (he was shot June 1 and died June 2), was laid to rest today. Literally THOUSANDS lined the streets to honor him. I haven’t been able to find an embed code for any video but one news station has given us its URL for it’s documentation of this city’s honor for a fallen hero. One newspaper has a wonderful slide slow as well. I was able to capture one picture, but not the one I wanted. The one I wanted showed the firemen creating an arch with a flag in the middle for the procession. There was also an awesome air tribute–several law enforcement and military helicopters (not only was Officer Hite a four year Tucson Police Department veteran, he was a 21 year Air Force Veteran) which circled the city during the procession–I counted five flyovers alone from my office.


For a truly moving video, visit this site:

http://www.fox11az.com/video/newsvideo-index.html?nvid=253510&shu=1

And for a beautiful slide show visit this one (no direct URL, go to right side of page and click on slideshow):

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/frontpage/87817.php” target=”_blank”>

And, of course, the traditional last call: 4 Adam 37 Is Out of Service. Rest in Peace Sir.


Your city mourns for you Officer Hite. We do not forget our heroes.

On a side note, our city council, which met tonight, could care less–they refused to increase the budget for more police officers while continuing to fund non-essential services. Video URL here .

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4 Adam 37 Is Out of Service-Rest In Peace Sir

Officer Erik Hite, killed in the line of duty in a cross town shootout June 1, 2008 (he was shot June 1 and died June 2), was laid to rest today. Literally THOUSANDS lined the streets to honor him. I haven’t been able to find an embed code for any video but one news station has given us its URL for it’s documentation of this city’s honor for a fallen hero. One newspaper has a wonderful slide slow as well. I was able to capture one picture, but not the one I wanted. The one I wanted showed the firemen creating an arch with a flag in the middle for the procession. There was also an awesome air tribute–several law enforcement and military helicopters (not only was Officer Hite a four year Tucson Police Department veteran, he was a 21 year Air Force Veteran) which circled the city during the procession–I counted five flyovers alone from my office.


For a truly moving video, visit this site:

http://www.fox11az.com/video/newsvideo-index.html?nvid=253510&shu=1

And for a beautiful slide show visit this one (no direct URL, go to right side of page and click on slideshow):

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/frontpage/87817.php” target=”_blank”>

And, of course, the traditional last call: 4 Adam 37 Is Out of Service. Rest in Peace Sir.


Your city mourns for you Officer Hite. We do not forget our heroes.

On a side note, our city council, which met tonight, could care less–they refused to increase the budget for more police officers while continuing to fund non-essential services. Video URL here .