'It is astounding to those of us defending him ... that the police department would treat a loyal, hard-working officer this way.'
Across America Wednesday, thousands of high school students met publicy to share their faith in a time of prayer.
These players from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills were kneeling, but not as a form of social justice protest.
He doesn't want people's pity. He's able to see the blessings in his situation, though most people would be blinded by loss.