My reflections of officer Bret Lumley

Gutierrez, Michael



My Reflections of Officer Bret Lumley It's been over 22 years since... I still remember.. I remember the lunches you secretly would share with me. Always had a piece of fresh fruit.. A small piece of candy that you sometimes split with me. I remember the stories of how beautiful Maine was.. I remember how I rubbed it in when the Skins lost... Which was often in those days. I remember that Friday morning.. We didnt work on Fridays and as usual I was sleeping in..I remember being woke, " Mikey Im going to search your cell " it was Bret.. He was doing some overtime. I spent 4 hours a day 6 times a week with him. He was my supervisor for the ADOT crew. He didnt spend much time in my cell that morning.. I didnt even get out my bed.. " The Oreos are on the top shelf " he took a few and was on his way.. I remember looking out my cell window before going outside.. I lived on yard 26 D-pod.. Something was going on.. Something wasnt right..I saw a guy running up the stairs.. He tried getting in a cell but the door wouldnt open.. I seen another guy talking to Brets partner.. Both guys had the same look on their faces..Something was going on.. Something bad so I just stood inside.. It now was almost shift change.. I watched his buddy Al walk onto the yard.. He walked into the control booth.. Al let out a scream I will never forget.. I made statements to what I saw. The State wanted to put me into Protective Segregation.. I refused.. I knew at that moment I wasnt like those guys who did it.. I cried for Bret. I was 20 years old at the time.. Some years later I was stabbed for the statements I made. I want Bret to know that his Dad was a great man.. He treated us with respect.. He treated us like men..I will never forget.. He didnt deserve what happened to him. No one deserves to be hurt like that, but least of all him. Continue to Rest In Peace Bret.. I remember you.. Mikey Gutierrez incarcerated 1994 - 20??

Author: Gutierrez, Michael

Author Location: California

Date: August 6, 2020

Genre: Essay

Extent: 1 pages

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