Special Agent John Gibson

Officer Jacob Chestnut

This poem was written as a Tribute to
The Capitol Police, Washington, District of Columbia
and especially to family, friends
and those who were protected so honorably by

Your life was full and had so much meaning,
you never dwelled on the chance of leaving.

Facing each day with a possible threat,
and not one moment lived with a regret.

So many people see but don't understand,
that we protect and serve in a not so perfect land.

There wasn't time for you to say good-bye,
but I can hear you clearly saying -- 'Please don't cry'.

Your life has been rich and sweet,
you'll be missed by your brothers and sisters on the street.
You don't have to face another hassle,
now you can go live in your own little castle.

Getting your wings up in the sky,
where one day you'll teach us all to fly.


 ~ m2 ~

Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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