25 year-old NYPD Officer Brian Moore was buried today. Shot in the line of duty to defend and keep the community safe; Moore’s instinct about a concealed gun was correct. All of my thoughts and prayers are with the Moore and the NYPD Family.
News reports state there was no time for him to react. As leaders, although in no way comparable, we are consistently thrown into situations with minimal time to react. In contrast to Moore’s story, we are not usually dealing with armed dangerous people. Although our actions can impact hundreds and often thousands of people and millions of dollars, we do not have a gun to our head. The untimely passing of Brian Moore is a reminder that each day is a gift and more reason to put our lives and the decisions we make in perspective.