Saturday, May 30, 2015


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In The Line Of Duty

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me


When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see;
When the sun will rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say;

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
and each time you think of me, I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready, in heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind, all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
for all life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized, that this could never be,
for emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home,
When God looked down and smiled at me, from his golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you."

Today for life on earth is past, but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things, you knew you shouldn't do.

But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free.
So won't you take my hand and share my life with me?

So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
for every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.


" be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

II Corinthians 5:8


This poem courtesy of the:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.



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Scottish Inn Search Warrant

Scottish Inn Search Warrant

On the 20th of May 2015 at approximately 5:30 A.M., the Big Spring Police Department / Howard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a Big Spring Police Department narcotics search warrant at 1202 E. 3rd (Scottish Inn Motel room 117). The suspect John Manuel Solis Hispanic/Male DOB 11/11/1985 is a convicted felon and was known to carry firearms and have gang affiliations. Upon approaching the room a distraction device was deployed and SWAT began attempting to gain entry into the room at which time shots were fired from within the room towards SWAT members. The door was breached and the initial report indicates gunfire was exchanged between Solis and a SWAT team member who fired only 1 shot. After the SWAT team member fired, while moving into the room, Solis was immediately apprehended. Solis sustained only a minor injury which was the result of the taking of him into custody and not the result of gunfire exchanged. Solis received medical attention on scene by the City of Big Spring EMS. No one else was injured during this incident. Solis has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer a 1st degree Felony offense and is currently being held in the Howard County Detention Center. Additional Charges will be filed at a later date. The investigation has been turned over to the Texas Rangers. Any further comments will be referred to the Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Elana Miramontes 432-498-2100, due to the ongoing...