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A Last Salute To Our Sister
Reflections and Thoughts
Jana Cain: November 11, 2007
I have been home for a while but was just sitting here remembering the last time I saw her in the locker room just as she was beginning her shift. I just cannot believe that this has happened. My prayers go out to her and her family.
A. Roane: Retired NYCD Officer- Former VP NYC Correction Guardians:
I knew this beautiful sister..she bought her oldest son to the Guardian's Children Olympics in 2001...may she and her son's..REST IN PEACE.
G Henderson: November 9, 2007
There are no words to express the sadness felt at hearing about the tragic death of Renee and her sons. That line may sound like a generic cliche however those words come close to express how hard it has been to actually process the fact that I will not be able to see or talk to Renee on any occasion
I met Renee at the hearings of my daughter at the Bronx Criminal Court. After the usual tense court meetings we went out to lunch at a place of her choice. We joked through the whole meal. Renee is one of the liveliest persons to be around. It was simply easy being in the company of Renee and bonding with her. She was dressed so exquisitely. She made you feel like you knew her all your life.
Although she was my daughter co-worker I regarded her as a precious soul. We met at the retirement party of the President of the Captains Association. She was stunning. We took pictures and laughed and enjoyed ourselves. I commented on her eye treatment and she was her usual kind self as she gave the card of the person who did her eyebrows. I still have the card.
I shared with Stasia that Renee could get out if it were only her. I knew that the heroine she was would not leave without her children. Some of us ask where are our hero's and heroine's? They only have to look in their cell phones, their co-workers that show up in their free time to support them in court or call them just to let them know they care and they will always care. Writing these words about a woman who kept a lot of stuff in her car (a woman after my own heart) who gave her all and all for a position that may not know how fortunate they were to have a woman who can bring light to darkness is a blessing. May I say I love you Renee. The greatest gift is to give your life for your fellow man. Save a place in heaven for all who loved you.
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