I was so saddened to hear about this tragic occurrence.
I had the honor of working with Randy and Alison both and this is not something I would have ever dreamed happening to them - it's not something you ever like to see happen to anyone but it does - people make poor choices and unfortunately, others end up paying..Randy and Alison did.
Both dedicated to their jobs and each other, helping others never was a bother to either of them. Randy was an awesome Police Officer to work with and Alison just made the daily requirements of her job look like a walk in the park.
She has overcome a lot of challenges to get where she is and has the will to see things through - she's no quitter - it's this drive and will to survive that will see her through the next while of reliving that terrible moment and realizing that an important part of her life is no longer there. I've seen this drive in action and now more than ever, will she need to summon this strength for the journey ahead.
But I know she'll survive and continue on - those memories that now haunt her every waking moment and shatter what little sleep she gets, will be replaced one day by the thought that for a time, she was truly as one with another person who loved her for who she was.
You're in my thoughts and prayers Alison - get better and continue on with what you do best. Randy will always be a part of you and looking out for your safety from above.
Believe it, know it. Gods Speed Randy.