What a day in Alaska! Speaking to law enforcement officers, their families, and others who support law enforcement from around Alaska, we had a surprise guest - the Governor of Alaska, Mike Dunleavy.
I handed off the mike to the Governor midway through my talk and he gave a heartfelt message on how he and Alaska backed those in blue, and how they wanted and needed to do better. A very busy man, no one would have even thought, "Where is the Governor?" for an event like this, but he showed up because the lives of those men and women mattered to him.
He let them know that they were known to him, that the lives of them and their families were important. It was a lesson we all can learn from. I was honored to be part of the event.