1. This crosswalk is dedicated to my uncle.
  2. On October 29, 2002, two state troopers showed up at my door to tell my mother that they were sorry.
  3. Sorry that her only brother was dead.
  4. Sorry that he died doing his job.
  5. He's the reason hundreds of kids ended up back in school instead of jail.
  6. He was my uncle and godfather. The Ukrainian culture puts a special emphasis on godparents during wedding ceremonies.
  7. He never made it to mine.
  8. I'm sad for our country today.
  9. I'm sorry more people will know what it's like to open the front door and hear the worst news you've ever heard.
  10. I wish I didn't.