Archive for January, 2008

Money, Money, Money

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

But no Meredith :(

Check it out if you have some time to waste…

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Mama is home and is doing just fine. She says she has “surgery pain” but that is to be expected. The other pain she was experiencing before the surgery is gone. Thank you Jesus. Now we heal.

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Mama Update

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Hey Ya’ll…It’s nearly 11pm and I am finally home from the hospital. The surgery went very, very well but it started almost three hours late! Oh joy. The fun part? They neglected to tell us that it started nearly three hours late until we had already been waiting nearly three hours for what we thought was going to be an hour and a half surgery to be over. Yeah. We weren’t so happy about that part but we were way happy that the surgery was apparently a success.

The Doc said, if everything continues to go well, Mama should be able to go home tomorrow afternoon. That would be a good thing. I just left the hospital and they had only then rolled her past the waiting room from Recovery on her way to her room for the night. At least I got to lay eyes on her, kiss her sweet Mama head, and see for myself that she really is alright. In case you didn’t know it already, I love my Mama!

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers…please keep them coming.

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Monday, January 28th, 2008

My Mama is having back surgery at 3:30 this afternoon at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital to repair that worrisome prolapsed disc and get it off the nerve it has been aggravating for some months now. To say she is excited about it would be an understatement. Mama has been in near constant pain for so long now and to think that there is a light at the end of the tunnel is cause for celebration in her book.

I’ll let you all know how everything goes. Please keep her in your prayers. I’ll be at the hospital with Pops.

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Friday, January 25th, 2008

How do you say “Goodbye” to a hero and do it right? Click here and see how we did it.

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So Hard

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Yesterday was probably the hardest day of my career, by far. We buried Jarrod. He is the third of my brothers in blue to be killed in the line of duty in my 24 years with the Chesapeake Police Department. His death has hit me particularly hard. I am sad, to be sure, but I am also very, very angry. I’m dealing with it…day by day.

I wanted to share a few photos of the day with you from our local paper. These shots were taken by Chris Tyree and Stephen M. Katz for the Virginian Pilot. Our Department Photographer is working on a memorial presentation which I will share with you when it is finished.

One shot that isn’t here that touched my heart so deeply was what we saw as the procession passed by one of our local primary schools. The entire student body was standing outside of the school holding little flags with their little hands over their hearts as we passed by. That is a memory I will carry with me always.

We stand one less
But no less strong
Our thin blue line
Will carry on

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Friday, January 18th, 2008

Once again, my badge is draped in black.
Once again, a member of my family has fallen.
Once again, I am reminded of how much this world continues to change…maybe not for the better.
Once again, The Bone will be silent.

Jarrod B. Shivers
Chesapeake Police Detective
Killed in the Line of Duty

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Little Funny For Ya’

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

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How About A Little Truth With That Fluff?

Monday, January 14th, 2008

I don’t know about all of you but I am a little sick and tired of finding e-mails in my inbox warning of the insidiousness of Barack Obama’s church and their hidden agenda. He is a member of the United Church of Christ (UCC), as am I, and just a tiny bit of research would disspell a great deal of the filth that is being spewed in those e-mails.

Here is a link to some truth from the UCC’s official website dealing with those ridiculous e-mails. Do yourselves a favor and read it. Read it all the way through. If you are going to have an opinion, at least let it be an informed one.

By the way, this is not an endorsement for Obama. The Bone has yet to decide which candidate to endorse. This is, however, an endorsement for TRUTH…always and forever.

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With Respect, Honor, and Gratitude

Thursday, January 10th, 2008


It is with a saddened and heavy, heavy heart that The Bone notifies you all today that one of the six American casualties of the booby trapped house in Diyala, Iraq was Army Staff Sergeant Jonathan Kilian Dozier, the brother of my good friend and fellow officer, Jennifer Dozier Rider.

As you can imagine, the news has been devastating for Jen and her family and friends. Our local newspaper did a story on the Dozier family this past Veteran’s Day to honor their military service, which expands from the time of the Civil War. An area artist contributed the drawing you see below (Jon is the soldier in front). To read the story, click on the drawing.

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