We used to share everything
THE night before Senior Constable David Rixon was killed, his wife Fiona kissed him goodnight at their Tamworth home and told him, "I love you, I’ll see you in the morning."
It was a promise that was cruelly taken away from her in a quiet residential street as the city came
discount ray bans to life the next morning.
The next time Fiona saw her husband he was lying in a hospital bed with a bullet wound
fake ray bans to his chest, his life gone in a hail of gunfire on that fateful Friday morning in West Tamworth as he went about his work making a routine traffic stop.
Ironically, in a room just a few doors away, the man who now stands accused of his murder was barely alive, doctors working under heavy police guard to save his life.
While the facts of exactly what happened on that tragic morning are yet to be told in court, his widow tells of the pain and loss her family faced in the aftermath of his death.
Fiona Rixon breaks into a smile as she tells of how she and David met.
"It was 10.30 ish on a Saturday night, the 5th of September, one of the last Time Warp dances at the West Tamworth League Club."
Out with a group of girlfriends, a mutual friend saw the potential between the pair and cockily dragged David onto the dancefloor where Fiona
discount ray bans was standing with her friends.
"We got talking, we just talked, it was as comfortable as an old sock," Fiona smiles.
"He said, ‘you know I’m a copper?’ and I said ‘I don’t care.’
"I said ‘you know I have three children’, and he said ‘I don’t care’."
After talking for a while, Fiona said she told him she was leaving and he gave her his phone number, asking her to repeat it back so she wouldn’t forget it.
"He was desperate for me to remember his phone number," she said.
"I don’t know how many times he asked me to repeat it to him."
Fiona said it took her three days to finally get the courage to ring his number.
From then on it was always David and Fiona.
The pair moved in together just three months after they met, Fiona saying she just knew David was the man for her.
"It was just right," Fiona said.
"I would say it was love at first sight."
David also became a father to Fiona’s three teenagers, Renae, Jemma and Scott, taking them in as his own children.
"He was the only man who was a father to them," Fiona said.
"Ricko" to his friends
cheap ray ban outlet and work colleagues, Fiona said she always called him "sweetheart" the nickname an indicator of the happy relationship the pair shared.
Although reserved at work, David was known for his bad "dad jokes" and fun nature at home, always ribbing or stirring someone, Fiona said.
The couple went on to grow their family, with Matthew and Haley born in the years after they met.
Married on February 17, 2001, Fiona was pregnant with their youngest child Patrick, completing the family of eight.
Settling into family life, David would always kiss his wife goodbye before beginning his shift as a highway patrol officer at Tamworth Police Station, where he had worked since 1996.
Fiona said she was never worried about his safety as a police officer, but sometimes would worry if he returned home later than when his shift ended.
"He learnt very early to text me if he was ever going to be late."
Fiona said she always thought if tragedy struck David at work, it would be fatigue and many kilometres on the road that might result in an accident.Articles Connexes：