My Best Friend
I couldn’t bring myself to publish this on Christmas, I wanted to, but even now, so many years after the event, I have a hard time processing what happened.
In Amarillo, Texas, on Christmas Eve night 1980, a cold night with snow on the ground, my best friend, Berry Joe McGuire, was on patrol. A decorated police officer with the Amarillo P.D. Berry allowed another officer to spend Christmas Eve with…