The death of two Tampa police officers conjures the painful memory of Officer Lois Marrero, killed in the line of duty in July 6th, 2001.
Her partner of 10 years, Mickie Mashburn, was denied benefits that would properly be provided a spouse. Here's a picture. And here's to all law enforcement officers who protect the community, even when that community fails to protect your family.
Lois Marrero, left; Mickie Mashburn, right
After the jump, a powerful video of the life and passing of Officer Lois Marrero, "Losing Lois."