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|6 years 2 weeks ago||Rest In Peace Ofc. Murray||
Being a huge MICHIGAN Football Fan growing up in suburban Detroit in the 70's, 80's, and through today, I knew of and enjoyed watching Vada's superior defensive play on TV. In otherwords in our house, Vada Murray was a common name used in describing MICHIGAN's superior defense. It wasn't unitl August of 1999, I meet Vada at Schoolcraft College's Police Academy. I as a canidate and Vada as my Physical Training Instructor and Mentor.
Ofc. Murray (Ann Arbor Police Department) while in the Academy, he never spoke or bragged about his accomplishments on the MICHIGAN Grid Iron. Oh, he would talk to you about it, only if you asked and showed a genuine interest. He showed us canidates a mental toughness that we would need to utilize as police officers in working the streets. Needless to say, your teachings of mental toughness and never say die attitude, have stuck with me. These teaching are the cornerstone in my accomplishments as a police officer and in my recovery in a near death incident.
God Bless your Wife and Children and Rest In Peace Vada, you will never be forgotten. Hail to the Victor! You are the Leader and Best!
K-9 Ofc. Robert Fortney #311
Wayne County Airport Police