Elias Eljamal Remembrance
You made a difference, Elias!
son was having trouble with adjusting to a new school,
Elias took the time to talk with him and encouraged
him of the possibility of going into police work. This
had a definite affect on him, because he admired Elias
very much. He has not gone into this field, but
it helped him to become more confident and get along
with his classmates, and to continue his education.
Elias saw how to make a positive change in our son's
attitude, and he cared enough to take the time to do
it. That is why we were at the vigil for Elias Eljamal
in the village Parking Lot.
first contact with Elias was in relation to his response
to a 911 call from my mother.. This was to be
repeated a few times, and I was very grateful for his
understanding, compassionate handling of the situation.
My mother suffered from hardening of the arteries,
and although she was usually in good shape, she did
at times, get confused and scared. Elias would
meet with me at my mother's house and do everything
in his power to reassure mom, and was always gracious
and supportive of myself. I think of him as perhaps
the most concerned and human officer that I have ever
met, and uniquely qualified for the work that he did.
He made both of our lives much better for having passed