All throughout the week, glorious American flags have reigned in our neighborhood, distinctively placed with much honor and recognition of an American hero — Officer David Romrell.

Decorative blue ribbons mingled with black, gracing the trees, reminding us of sacrifice, bravery and a noble action on our behalf. Unaware that this guardian of our safety lived among us for only four short months, we now can only praise and honor him with endless gratitude. For now, the constant sight of those wonderful flags jolts my heart with sorrow and great pride.

Kristeen Polhamus, Taylorsville