Officer Jose Somohano was 37 years old and he leaves behind a wife and two children. Somohano was a former schools police officer who was hired by the Miami-Dade Police Dept. in 2003.
We who labour as attorneys some times find ourselves opposing officers in court. We may disagree with their view of a case, but we can never forget that every officer has volunteered to work at a job that may require that they sacrifice their life to protect us or our family. Officer Somohano paid that ultimate price. Many years from now when his name is rarely spoken among us, his family will still have that empty space in their heart. Like Miami Beach Officer Scotty Rakow, and other officers killed in the line of duty, his sacrifice will be applauded, his name will be remembered fondly, but we will go on about our lives, while his family will feel his loss everyday. A small donation is the least we can do to ease his family’s heartache and pain.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT COMING UP!
This Thursday – September 20, at 6:00 PM., the 11th Circuit Historical Society will have a Book signing and remarks by author Blaise Pichi who has written The Five Weeks Of Giuseppe Zangara, The Man who tried to Kill FDR. While there is no truth to the rumor that the case still languishes on page 165 of Judge Adrien’s calendar, we highly recommend everyone attend this event at the Historical Museum- 101 West Flager- right across from the Civil Court House, and join the 11th Circuit Historical Society. It is a great organization.
Rick Freedman bit the dust in week one (last time we mention this Rick, we promise). And a few picks have already come in. Toots our famous Femme Fatale of Football, our Pretty Pigskin Prognosticator, is going with the Bengals over the Browns, while David Markus like the Dolphins over the Cowboys!!!!!…..just kidding. Markus likes the Jaguars at home over the low flying Falcons. Everyone else still alive (meaning everyone but Rick) is reminded to get their picks in before Sunday.