EOW March 3 2014. It will be 6 years this year since we lost a shining example of what "the best of us" means. You guys probably have never heard of Detective John Hobbs. He was a member of Phoenix police departments fugitive apprehension detail. He was killed while attempting to apprehend a murder suspect. Even though John was fatally wounded at the beginning of the fire fight John continued the fight till the suspect was killed. This incident took place in a busy intersection after the suspect wrecked his car and exited his vehicle shooting. John saved who knows how many lives that day including his partner who was also shot. A desperate fleeing murder suspect who has no concern for anything except getting away and already started shooting is of extreme danger to everyone. We are all fortunate John was there. John was a hero. He was the best of us all. A staunch 2a proponent, an outstanding smith, a selfless giver of time and talent, a Father and husband and my friend. I remember this today as I put on his memorial t-shirt. So if you pray, remember his wife and daughters. They lost a giant of a man. I wont ever forget.