Thank you for your continuing fight for the truth! Like a phoenix, there is always a rebirth through fire. This is my fire. This is my battle. I can and will bear this burden. I\'ve trained my whole life. Throughout all the heartaches, physical, mental, and emotional trauma, all of the hard decisions, and my work in law enforcement. . . I can say I was prepared even before I knew I was prepared.
The years of sports, men in my life, and God teaching me what matters most in my life and how to uphold my beliefs, thank you. And the women who filled the void, thank you. Thank you for teaching me how to feel, how to show my feelings, how to show compassion to my fellow man, how to stand when there is nothing left. To those who have gone before me and might’ve never met, but influenced me to my core, thank you for showing me, through your legacies, for what it means to be a man, a leader, a patriot, to never give up and never back down. I am forever grateful.
I love you all. Each and every one of you had a role to play in my life. Each and every one of you prepared me for things I would never see coming. Some prepared me physically. Some mentally. Some emotionally. And to those that prepared me spiritually, thank you so much. Certain words speak louder than others, and actions always trump words.
To the supporters across the nation that I don\'t even know (yet), thank you. Your support, encouragement, thoughts and prayers mean so much. Strangers have stood beside me, without knowing me, more than some of my own \'family & friends\'. God sends storms in life to clear the path. And for that, I am appreciative. I hope to meet or at least speak to each and every one of you in the future.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Keep the faith. The truth will prevail. God will win this war.