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Doc said...

In a few months, 2 years will have passed. It helps the grieving process when one visits and has these talks with the remains rather than leaving messages on a depressing remnant (this article) of a 2-year-old tragedy. Visiting the article that speaks on his death doesn't seem like the best grieving option (makes it worse and the wound can never heal)...it helped me in a similar situation in my past...

June 17, 2010 at 11:23 a.m.
Doc said...

www.gunnauto.com/Model.aspx?d=116

http://assets.clickmotive.com/ail/stills_white_0640/5807/5807_st0640_062.jpg

Above is a link with a picture included of the speedometer of an Envoy. It shows that the HIGHEST number on the speedometer is 120. So yes, It is possible the police were mistaken. Force of impact is not a determining factor in a car losing control--the angle of the wheel in the pavement and the angle at which the car was turning determine that...

February 25, 2010 at 3:04 p.m.
Doc said...

To Tracey: No words can ever comfort you for all the pain you are feeling. However, no amount of blaming someone for an accident that was just that--AN ACCIDENT, is going to change what happened. I will continue to pray for you and yours. Time heals all...be strong...I love you as a sister in Christ...

To Chanclen: I understand how you may feel (especially being on the same side of this situation). I haven't agreed with most of the comments posted against my close friend either, but I can honestly say we can learn alot from this situation. You speak about intoxication, but people who are lacking sleep (especially after a long trip, say, from Canada to southernmost USA) ALSO show the same clinical signs as someone chemically intoxicated. They, TOO, have impaired thinking; and nobody can honestly say they haven't put THEMSELVES and OTHERS at risk, not even YOU or ME. The difference here is, an actual accident occurred. There is also NO American-made SUV (especially a large SUV like an Envoy) that is capable of going 140 mph, and yet, no matter how you put it, the "other side" has their view of how the accident occurred (even IF the other person who was driving lost control of their vehicle and contributed to the vehicle going airborne). So just between you and me, we can safely say that this is STILL an accident that happened while two parties where in the wrong place at the wrong time and an accident that also teaches us what to do and what NOT to do as we embark on trips (wearing a seatbelt correctly, getting adequate sleep, not drinking, etc). I also want to tell you that no matter HOW you put it, you cannot change someone's opinion on how they feel about an occurrence that affects them so tragically. Most people approach grief in many different ways. It's best to just not say anything at all and allow the bereaved their space to cope. Since you're so "close" to Mr. Broussard and know his character, there is no need to defend him against someone who knows nothing about him. Just be there for him to support him...

Over a year has passed. It's about time to move on (for BOTH sides). It serves no purpose to continue to post here on what you cannot change...

January 29, 2010 at 8:01 p.m.
Doc said...

When a two-vehicle accident occurs, TWO vehicles contribute to the cause. BOTH drivers involved contributed to the outcome (not just ONE). The one driving the Envoy bumped a vehicle and the OTHER driving the other vehicle LOST control of the vehicle...and yes, BOTH have suffered for how their personal actions may have played a part in the way the accident turned out...

...so with that being said and now that the ordeal is over, the season for "letting go" and "letting God" is near...

I'll be praying for the family of the victims and of the other parties involved. I urge others in the area to continue to pray for them as well. I will especially pray for YOU, Tracey, b/c I see this situation has hit you the hardest. Sometimes there are things in life that occur that are OUT of our control, REGARDLESS of how long we hold on to them. The longer we hold on to bad feelings, the more damage it does to our bodies...and even our souls. The biggest thing that we can do to honor our fallen's memory is making the decision to LIVE life to the FULLEST while we still have the breath in our bodies to do so.

Live Tracey. Don't hold grudges or hate ANYONE...Find joy in life b/c the toxins that stress release in our bodies send people to early graves...Be the loving person that you know you can be.

The positive change in your life starts with you...

Love you...but God loves you best...

September 7, 2009 at 11:34 p.m.
Doc said...

To everyone, Ecclesiastes 3:1-6,14 (KJV)--

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away...Know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it…

And Matthew 7:1-5 (New KJV)-- Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment that you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, "Let me take the speck out of your eye," when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

My prayers are with you all. Be strong in the Lord, everyone...

October 30, 2008 at 4:48 a.m.
Doc said...

Third: To those of you who DO NOT know Mr. Broussard, do NOT judge him or his overall character from this situation. Keenan is a good, young, family-oriented man. He worked just as hard at his nuclear engineering job as Mr. Tallon in the force. He helped people in need just as much as Mr. Tallon (and I am one of the people he helped along the way). What if we accused Mr. Tallon of being a dirty cop? What if we say he was an adulterer? What if we accused him of having a secrete drug addiction? What if we neglected ALL of his great characteristics just b/c of one act of indiscretion? You would NOT like it at all. You would defend his honor because you knew him PERSONALLY…you would be JUST LIKE MR. BROUSSARD’S family and friends who’ve responded earlier and tell us how good of a person Mr. Tallon was despite the situation at hand. Am I right? There is nothing to be gained by all the negative posts but more hurt and suffering on BOTH sides. Try to think of it this way:

Will you GAIN anything from slandering the young man involved in this tragic accident? Is wishing vengeance on him going to change this situation? Is "praying" for him to "suffer" going to bring Randy back? Are the hatred, anger, and judgment going to turn back the hands of time? You can post and post on here for years to come, but will it alter the past? Has anything changed after all these comments were posted on this blog?

The answers to all of these questions is NO.

Right now, I know it is a harsh reality for everyone to face, and taking your frustrations out on Mr. Broussard will NOT make the pain go away nor will it bring your friend back. I’ve lost close family and friends before from tragic accidents in more ways than one, and slandering who you THINK is at fault is not healthy and only makes it worse to cope. It makes you bitter and resentful and it takes away time you could spend HONORING that person’s memory. Pray, everyone. Pray for all parties involved for there is POWER in prayer. I pray for BOTH families everyday. I pray for strength for the family of Mr. Tallon so that they can be comforted. I also pray that God give them the heart of forgiveness and the wisdom to know that when God decides to pluck an angel from this earth, there's NOTHING anyone on earth can do to prevent it...NOTHING. I pray that Mr. Tallon’s family understands that no matter HOW much they loved “Randy”, God loved him best. You never know if God was saving Mr. Tallon from a worse fate. Even though our human logic can’t explain it, all events were written and predestined before we were all born, no matter if you believe in God or not. On the flip side, I also pray for strength for Mr. Broussard’s family, because I know they are suffering in this situation. I also pray for Keenan, my dear friend, who (like the rest of Mr. Tallon’s family) will have to live with that day for the rest of his life (and that is his punishment).

October 30, 2008 at 4:31 a.m.
Doc said...

First and foremost: To all of you who knew Mr. Tallon and the workings of the police system, you know that when these sorts of accidents occur, there will always be questions that go unanswered. Unless you were THERE when the accident occurred, you can never be 100% sure what happened. When this newspaper article surfaced (the morning AFTER the accident), the police report was FAR from complete...so how do you know the little piece of information GIVEN was accurate? All of this negative feedback is based on hearsay and speculation. There are always two sides to a story. All we can do at this point is pray and have faith that God will work this situation out…

Secondly: There is NO one...I repeat...NO ONE on here from Mr. Broussard's family and friends who is disrespecting the family who lost a loved one so SHOW SOME RESPECT and decency to HIS family. This could have EASILY been the other way around. I don't know the man who died personally, but from what I hear, he was a respectful and fair person and I DO NOT think he would be pleased at some of these responses. He would want you to remember HIM and honor HIS memory, not disrespect another person and his family to express "unexpressable" feelings. Since he was the type of person who cared so much about other people, honor his memory and preserve the legacy of caring of other people. So please, show some respect and stop using Mr. Broussard’s name on a first name basis like you know him personally. Your family lost a loved one, but don't be so self-centered as to forget the fact that your family is NOT the only one hurting.

And to those who “pray” for Mr. Broussard to suffer, know that when you try to take matters into your own hands and "pray" (or try to inflict) vengeance on someone instead of leaving it in God's hands, you set yourself up for a “reaping” in the future. To Mr. Tallon’s family who posted on here, be strong and pray. It's going to be a long road ahead for you, as well as for the other families involved. I'm not sure what religion you all believe in, but know that most religions emphasize "forgiveness." I am a Christian, and if we don't practice forgiveness, the "higher power" will MAKE us forgive. God has the tendency to put us in similar situations so that we can understand what it was like on the "other side" of the situation we couldn't forgive in the past. Judge not, lest YE be judged…none of us are without sin or can cast stones at ANYONE.

October 30, 2008 at 4:29 a.m.
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