The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

September 21, 2013

Kudos: Rick Tanner family says thank you

Enid News and Eagle

— On Sept. 7, I lost my son, Sgt. Richard “Rick” Tanner II. I, along with Rich’s mother Patricia, his wife Shawna, daughter Emily, son Matthew and sister Amy (Tanner) York would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who sent flowers, food, cards and donations. Your expressions of love, comfort and prayers have helped us cope.

We would also like to thank the Enid Police Department and the officers’ spouses, Enid Fire Department, Oakwood Christian Church, Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service, friends, family, the Enid community and surrounding communities and law enforcement departments for their amazing love and support during our time of loss and grief. We have never seen such compassion.

Rick made us proud, and you all honored him beyond our wildest imagination. There just aren’t enough words to express our deepest appreciation. Thank you al so very much.

The family of Richard “Rick” Tanner II, Enid