It wasn't supposed to end this way. It was supposed to be a great evening....a fun way to raise money for charity. It was the 5th year this fundraiser was held. "The Battle of the Badges" was the name & it entailed the local Sheriffs gathering at a race track - all in fun. They raced old school buses - mostly for raising money, partly for bragging rights.
Something went terribly wrong that night. Sheriff Chris Daniels bus was hit from behind. Somehow he was ejected from the bus & was run over by his own bus as well as the bus that originally hit his bus. By the time anyone could get to his side, he was already gone. Just like that.
His funeral was held today - it was televised - it was touching. I didn't know the Sheriff, but I've seen him enough times on tv to know who he was & how good of a Sheriff he was. I still can't believe he died this way.
October 14th = the day he was born & the day he died...on his 47th birthday.
R.I.P. Sheriff Chris Daniels