A couple of days later, the outdoor funeral was held for Lenny Santoro, which was attended by everyone from close family and friends to people within the Angel Grove Police Department. Several people went up to speak about Lenny, reciting memories and stories that they had of the fallen officer. Darren, dressed in a Class A uniform like his fellow officers, was asked to speak as well. He was, after all, Lenny’s only partner on the force.
Darren sat beside Sarah, the lieutenant similarly dressed for the funeral. She looked over at him and couldn’t help but notice just how hard he was trying to keep his emotions in check.
“At this time,” A superior officer at the podium spoke, “I’d like to introduce Darren Garver, who would like to say a few words.”
Darren was uncertain of himself at first, but a reassuring squeeze on the arm from Sarah helped him. With a deep albeit shaky breath, he stood from his seat before approaching the podium. The walk to