My heart hurts tonight for the families, friends and co-workers of the victims of today’s shooting at Molson Coors.
Many know I worked at Miller Brewing Co. and MillerCoors for nearly 13 years. And while I left the company in December, I have many friends and co-workers who remain. My heart hurts for them, too.
I can’t begin to imagine what today was like on the campus, down the hill from my former office. And I can’t imagine what tomorrow holds for my former colleagues, as they try to make sense of this, as they mourn, and as they eventually unite to overcome this most tragic of days.
I pray for our first responders, those who run toward danger in situations like this, and did today. I pray for Molson Coors executives, as they lead the company through this, and grieve with them tonight. I pray for our city.
I’m angry. I’m frustrated. I’m depressed. I’m scared.
I’m also relieved it wasn’t me.
One thing I’m not is shocked. We can’t be shocked anymore when things like this happen. This is the world, the country, we live in.
This is America, where tragedies like this are now commonplace. And that fact makes me feel another emotion tonight: sadness.