I would like to give a special thanks to Robert (Bobby Gahagan Sr.) and the late officer Marvin Blades Sr. Both of you changed the trajectory of the lives of many men and mentored us through the most complex times in a young man’s life. Thank you for being surrogate fathers to us and giving us a glimpse of what fatherhood looks like. Your public lives showed us how to handle adversity with dignity, honor, and courage and how to confront sensitive situations with passion and respect. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from the both of you………real men.