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I was driving home from a Christmas-related Secret Mission with my son, and suddenly found myself passing right by the Lakewood Police Station, where the four slain police officers worked. I am not familiar with that neighborhood, so I did not realize I was so close. I had an immediate adrenaline rush, and my heart was pounding all the way home. It is strange how our bodies react. I mean, thinking about the tragedy is one thing, but seeing the place was different. I couldn't shake this feeling, in my body, not quite fear, but something intense, and a sense of the fragility of our lives.

 

Have you had an experience like this?

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Yes. Drink lots to help the extra cortisol get out of your body. In my experience it can make you feel a bit sick afterward.

 

It has been amazing how the community has rallied around those police officers' families, isn't it.

 

Thank you. I did not think about that, staying hydrated.

 

Yes, it has been amazing. The traffic was slowed past the station, and the flowers and candles are still there.

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