In his speech at a fallen police officers’ memorial service in D.C. right now, the president quoted from an NRO piece from John J. Miller on Virginia Trooper Mark Cosslett, who was at John’s kids’ school during the sniper attacks last fall. He died in an accident in the line of duty short thereafter.
Here’s what the president repeated:
I never met Mark Cosslett, and wouldn’t even have known his name but for his fatal accident. I do know one thing, and I knew it before he was gone: At a time when my family was looking for a hero, there he was.