Accept An Apology From The Policeman That Accidentally Murdered Your Wife In His Chokehold Day!
Refusing to acknowledge the penance he's served is not going to bring her back. After that horrible day at the WTO demonstration, yours wasn't the only life to fall apart. Officer Quaid's drinking escalated until he was thrown off the force and out of his marriage. After a month in prison for a parking lot brawl and two suicide attempts, he tried Christ, then AA, then social service. He's spent the last nineteen months training community watch teams at low-income housing projects how to keep drugs and dealers out of their buildings, and he's about to take over the Security Chief post overseeing five Women In Need shelters (a program providing aid to homeless women).
Big fucking deal? He agrees. None of this will rekindle the life he snuffed out that day. He's said as much in his letters to you. And hearing that you don't want him dead isn't going to get him to bed any easier, either. He knows this.
"I murdered a woman." Every time he opens his mouth, he feels like he's about to say those words. No moment in his life comes close to weighing as much as the moment your wife's life ended behind his nightstick. You are the only other person who cares so much about that single moment in time. So, he wants to talk to you about it.
Also, your wife hit him in the face with a pipe. He got excited.
Happy Accept An Apology From The Policeman That Accidentally Murdered Your Wife In His Chokehold Day!