"She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short." - Brian Andreas
This quote is in honor of Kristine Fairbanks, a Forest Service Officer here on the Olympic Peninsula killed in the line of duty.
I have nothing but overwhemling awe and pride for the men and women who put their life at stake every time they go out to do the job they love.
For my friends who do this to protect our national parks and forests - please take care and thank you for what you do.
MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES
Remembering fallen officer Kristine Fairbanks
Brandon Wagner, 4, waves a flag from his lawn chair as a procession of law enforcement vehicles drives down Highway 101 in Port Angeles Monday in honor of slain United States Forest Service officer Kristine Fairbanks. Kristine Fairbanks was shot and killed during a traffic investigation on Sept. 20, 2006, in Olympic National Forest south of Sequim, Wash., hours before the alleged gunman was himself killed in a shootout with Clallam County sheriff's deputies.
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