And for the rest of the family. As most know, the wife is also an officer, albeit with a different aagency. This morning, her mother finally passed away. It has been a long time coming, and not particularly pleasant to watch as diabetes and other problems mounted up and took their toll. My wife lost her father while still in high school,and has been extremely close to heher mom ever since. We all knew this was coming, but it still sucks. Just keep her/us in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks....and now to the fun parts - funerals and such. I hate stuff like this. Just went to the funeral of a friend's newborn son who died last month, now my mother-in-law. No more,mmkay?