SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) — It was standing room only at Five Rivers Friday night, as family members of violent crime victims gathered to honor their loved ones.
Candles were lit. Tears were shed.
Several mothers of children who were killed spoke up, including Carol Fisher, the mother of Wendy Fisher – who was shot and killed in a “senseless murder” back in 2012.
Cindy Hatcher also spoke. She’s the mother of Tampa Police Officer David Curtis, who was killed while pulling someone over for a bad tag.
Both women live in Foley. Both are plagued with anniversaries they never wanted to remember. But while their pain is still poignant, they say coming together like they did Friday night can help.
“You don’t even have to tell your story, you don’t even have to say anything, you have the same heartbeat,” said Fisher. “You feel the same thing because you too have experienced a violent crime.”