Never Forget. September 11, 2001

My line of work is not for the squeamish.  Cases arriving at my lab are homicide, suicide, and accident victims, people who have suffered violent deaths.  I keep in mind that I work with the dead, but for the living.  I was privileged to work at ground zero following 9/11.  It was physically demanding and psychologically draining.  I had to stay focused on the work or my heart would break a million times a day.

I have touched their bones.  I mourn for them.  Never Forget.  My dedication in Grave Secrets.