Coming forward to help solve crimes-Taking a Stand: Guest Editorial

Coming forward to help solve crimes-Taking a Stand: Guest Editorial

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - This is a guest editorial with Bridgett Tate

I senselessly lost my only child, Derrick Brian Jackson, at this spot on October 9, 2011.

It was a Sunday afternoon in broad daylight at 3:07 p.m.

I have no closure and still cry every night due to my son's murderer not yet being caught.

I know various people saw something, but have decided not to speak up or come forward.

It could be due to being scared or maybe just not wanting to get involved, but this only hurts me and the others Brian left behind because our lives can never come together again.

If those who know something would just come forward, a crime that should have never happened can be solved.

Brian's family and I could have a little peace, because life will never be the same without him.

I can maybe start trying to get myself back together.

Holding back information only hurts those left behind and I am sure it bothers the conscience of those who know information and won't come forward to help.

We can only make it in this world if we are willing to help one another in times of need.

Don't be afraid to help law enforcement. Come forward with information if you have it.

Help families, like mine, and the victims of the senseless crimes, get piece of mind.

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