“It’s back,” she managed to say through tears. “It’s in my spine.”
Kim Slot was on the phone to her husband, the most generous and compassionate man she ever knew, who would be able to console her through a second bout of cancer.
“Don’t worry,” he said. “It’ll be OK.” But she sensed tension at his end, too.
“Hon,” he told her, “I’ve got to go.”
They were his last words to her.
Less than five minutes later, Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot lay dead, the victim of two felons who robbed a Ravenna bank, then ran down and killed the father of two little girls as he tried to deploy tire spikes on a highway ramp to thwart their getaway.