Wednesday, October 01, 2014
I thought I'd dust this place off a bit being as I have some idle time to spend.
For those two or three of you who happen to know me and stumble across this blog... well, I'm retired after roughly 42 yrs. of public service, 39 of it in the "Law Enforcement/Puzzle Solving" industry. I retired at 0001 hrs. today, the first day of October, 2014. It's an odd, bittersweet feeling.
Being as I'm done with public service I'm now going to dabble in the private sector for about five or ten years just to keep moving and keep my mind clear... Besides, the extra money will help us here at our house live with most of the creature comforts we currently have given all of the changes made over the past several years to our economy. But that might be another post some day soon.
Either way since June 9, 1972 my life up to this point has been a helluva learning experience. I've been blessed with the best family one could ever hope to have, true friends, an endless list of memories, experiences, events and an overall a great life!
Now it's time to move forward.
For those in the industry... there is a light at the end of that tunnel. Keep moving towards it but don't focus on it... you have to make it there to get there. So far, it's not that bad (but then again this is only 10 hrs. into my first day of the rest of my life).
Stay safe, learn from each other, teach each other, trust your instincts, trust your training, your judgment and by all means go home to your family when you're done for the day!
I'll be dropping by this site more often now that I have a bit more time to tinker!
Friday, March 14, 2014
William (Billy) E. Komula, Jr., 59 died in a tragic auto accident on Monday night, March 10, 2014. He was a passenger in a 1994 Jeep Cherokee driven by Ryan Christopher Cughan, 36 yrs. old Lacey, Washington. Bill is survived by two sons (William and Andrew), a daughter in law (Georgina), one granddaughter (Lilly), two brothers (Mike and Steve), two sisters (Karol and Jackie), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, several inlaws, outlaws and friends. There will be a memorial service in Arizona sometime this summer. Local services will be held in the Olympia area amongst family and Bill will be cremated and eventually transported to Globe Arizona in the early summer (2014) to his final resting place.
Ryan Christopher Cughan, the driver of the vehicle that Bill was a passenger in was arrested by Thurston County Sheriff's Deputies on March 11, 2014. Shortly after the Sheriff's Department was notified of Billy's death Cughan was charged with Vehicular Homicide, a felony. He's currently being held at the Thurston County Jail in Olympia, Washington.
If you knew Bill you know he lived life fast, hard and on the edge... Sometimes crossing over, most of the time hell bent for election. He had his fun, had his moments but he always wore his heart on his sleeve. You never had to guess what Bill thought... he'd tell you outright. Bill was well intended just not always so clear about his intentions.
On Monday night, March 10 up here on a little neighborhood community road in Washington State, Wild Bill Komula finally met his match. He's had a helluva crazy life and was struggling in the end but now it's over for him. For those of you who knew him you have your memories of him... good, bad, indifferent. If you knew Bill you know he was... well... memorable in a lot of ways. I'll leave that up to you to define your version of "memorable".
Life catches up with all of us eventually.
All I can say is this chapter's over. Bill, you fought your demons now rest in peace!
That's the best eulogy I can muster...
Here's the news of the wreck.
Your Brother in Law