Dear America: I have Lost a Beloved Colleague and a Friend-The World Lost a Brave Defender
Yesterday was a travel day for my family. So, I am late reacting to the untimely passing of my friend, Joe Hagmann.
There will be those that will judge Joe for the alleged manner in which he died. I will hear none of it. To those who judge, I would lovingly remind you that we all fall short of the glory of God and we all stumble in our pursuit to lead a Godly life.
Through the years, I forged a friendship with Joe and his father, Doug. I can tell the public that behind the scenes, the Hagmanns are just as sincere and determined as is their public persona. Both Joe and Doug are symbols of our Godly resistance against the forces of evil and as we see in the case of Joe, sometimes those forces achieve a temporary victory. But when I ascend to Heaven, I expect to look out and see my friend Joe standing in his rightful place.