Ever since I joined the Niners Nation crew, I’ve been slowly but surely finding my niche. I know, my articles are a bit different from your statistics and hot takes. You probably have seen me cover the 49ers off-field efforts a lot more so in the past year more than anything.
I do this because I believe in using the power of social media to lift others. We’re so used to seeing sheer vitriol on the internet these days that we often need something reminding us that there are good people out here on the interwebs and we can do great things with the power at our very fingertips.
Sadly, when I woke up on June 20, 2019, one of the first things on the morning news was that a police officer in Sacramento, CA, shot and killed in the line of duty.
You’re may be asking what this has to do with any sort of 49ers-related news, if anything at all. Well, a friend informed me that Officer Tara O’Sullivan and her family are part of the 49ers Faithful family.
This is Tara (dark hair) and her sister holding my @49ers flag in 2013 at candlestick. Her father Denis is an amazing human and I am proud to call a brother. Her mom Kelly is so wonderful and positive and sweet. I pray her them and her brother Justin and sister Krista. #RIPTara pic.twitter.com/MsSMQErkXS— Abdul Momeni (@AbdulMomeni) June 20, 2019
A recent graduate from police academy, Officer O’Sullivan, 26 ,was shot during a domestic violence call while helping a woman retrieve belongings.=
Although the city of Sacramento will be taking care of funeral services, there is going to be a lot of lost time and wages for her parents and siblings so a GoFundMe has been setup to help the family get on their feet, in what is a very difficult and heart breaking time.
I urge everyone who happens to read this, if you know someone, or you yourself are someone that is in an abusive or possibly unsafe relationship, get help. Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a phone call away at 1−800−799−7233.