Policeman Tim Eggebraaten stole everyone’s hearts when he dedicated his song to a hero who had fallen in the line of duty. In a tragic time like this, he chose to sing a song that would lift everyone’s spirits, and with the words to “I Can Only Imagine” combined with his heartfelt performance, he was able to do just that. It was Deputy Christ Dewey who lost his life, and the song was dedicated to him, his family, and all brothers and sisters in the police force.
As Tim Eggebraaten sings, the lyrics point to heaven, and it was a truly beautiful way to honor Deputy Dewey’s life. He risked his life in order to save others, and now he is remembered as a hero. His sacrifice will never be forgotten, and his life will continue to urge us to always honor those in service. Men and women sacrifice their lives every day in order to keep justice, peace, and safety available to all of us.