A pair of police officers accidentally went to the wrong address recently while on a call. However, the partners noticed something a bit odd inside the person’s home while they were there, which prompted further action on their part. After taking a closer look, they were stunned to see what was hidden on their Christmas tree, and they couldn’t just ignore it.
An anonymous police officer from Ohio recently posted on the popular Facebook page Ohio Going Blue after he and his partner accidentally went to the wrong address and made quite the unusual discovery. When the individual opened their door, the officers noticed there was something stunning hidden on their Christmas tree and decided to investigate further.
The owner quickly informed them exactly what they intentionally put on the tree, which was hidden from many at first glance. On each inconspicuous ornament, there was a tribute to every officer, both human and K9, who had been killed in the line of duty this year.
“Partner and I accidentally went to the wrong address today on a run and stumbled across this beautiful tree,” the officer wrote, according to Ohio Going Blue. “The owner took the time to write down every Officer killed in the line of duty this year and place it on the tree. Not only did she do all the Humans but she included all the K9s on the small ornaments.” He continued, “She calls it the ‘Tree of Honor,’ guess our paths were meant to cross since she just finished it last night.”
In a country where police officers have been attacked and disrespected by many people, it’s tributes like this that are a nice reminder for police officers that there are people who appreciate their sacrifices. As can clearly be seen by the number of bulbs on the tree, there are many officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve the citizens of our country.
While it is a beautiful and heartfelt tribute, we pray that there will be no bulbs on the “Tree of Honor” next year as respect for law enforcement is restored across our country. Share this wonderful story if you support our brave men and women in law enforcement.