Alabama Police Officer Records ‘Final Message’
An Alabama police officer posted a powerful video message on his Facebook page in response to the recent police shootings.
Trooper Adam Aaron is a husband and father to two young girls who started his post by asking 'What if it was me lying in that casket?'
It's a question many law enforcement officers are asking themselves these days.
“I can tell you, the thought of not being able to come home safely to my family haunts me regularly,” he says in the post.
In the video, Adam addresses and apologizes to each member of his family. He says it’s the message he says he wants them to hear if he’s killed in the line of duty.
“To my wife, I’m sorry for all the lonely nights. I’m sorry for all the nights I couldn’t hold you close and I couldn’t tell you I love you. To my kids, I’m sorry for getting irritated when y’all would crawl all over me simply because you were happy to see me. I’m sorry for not going outside and playing with you nearly enough because I was too tired from working all night.' He asks each for their forgiveness.
He goes on to apologize to his parents, his grandparents, his extended family and his friends. Finally, he leaves a message to the young man I pulled over tonight.
He then leaves a message to “the young man I pulled over tonight.”
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry I couldn’t have met you sooner. I’m sorry I couldn’t have made a positive difference in your life,” he says. “I'm sorry for all of the things you've gone through in your life that led us to this moment that you would take my life from me.'
He finishes by asking for his forgiveness.
See the powerful message below.