In my work there are cases that haunt you. Some are the cases you work on for years, but cannot figure out the legal source of the poison that killed someone’s child. Then there are other cases, like the senseless death of Abby nearly a year ago, and her grandfather’s death just last Saturday, that hang with you, and will forever.

Putting litigation behind a grieving family changes very little. Having answers for what happen and giving closure helps, but it no substitute for life, and that smile.

I wish President Obama, Secretary Vilsack, FSIS Undersecretary (if we had one) had attend these funerals.  Perhaps if they had our food supply would be a bit safer.