All of this fear and torment could have been avoided for this family, if the administration would have just called her back. That's all. But, as I stood in David Booker's driveway today one thing was clear, Kim Booker is a warrior. She isn't done. She said on the way home Dave wondered about his fellow officers and that is exactly who she is wondering about today.
Tuesday was a breakthrough. While Dave Booker has his insurance today there are 1599 others who don't and each one of them is Dave Booker. They each have their fears, their hurts, their illnesses. Did you know that Line of Duty retirees only get 3 year coverage? Read that again.....You get injured in the line of duty and they say 3 years should do it. Really? If you are shot, lose a body part, get cancer, hypertension, etc. 3 years? Hmmmm....I didn't see that in the care manual for humans. All injuries will be healed in no more than 3 years. Come on now?
If you have not seen the meeting from July 7, I would like to say I would post the link here, but as of today you cannot find it on the website. I have asked for it to be posted and that didn't happen. I mean I do not blame the administration for NOT posting it, but alas the Freedom of Information Act allows us to request it. So I have asked Fran to work her magic and as of 10:10 she is on it. That woman makes me laugh. She never stops and she is on a mission. So I would say we will probably have video tomorrow. I will post as soon as we do.
You need to look at what is coming. Seriously, it is private sector type policies on public sector pay. That is brought up in the meeting. Fran makes some compelling arguments. You NEED to see this! Your future benefits brought to you by the Chamber of Commerce.
Dave Booker is not just one man. Dave Booker is 1599 retirees each with their own struggle. The Bookers are my husband and myself upon retirement. They represent every person who works for the City of Memphis. One thing is inevitable, one day, we all retire and then what? We are the Bookers.
Do not forget those words, "I want to go home, while I still have a home to go to." Some where in Memphis tonight, a City of Memphis Retiree is wondering how long they will have a home to go to. Don't forget David Booker. There are 1599 more of him.
UPDATE***** in true Fran fashion at 9:41 a.m. I get a text that said the meeting is up. Fran is good. Thanks!
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