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Wife of slain Logan County Deputy talks about their life together

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GUTHRIE, OK (KFOR) – Emily Wade, the wife of slain Logan County Deputy David Wade, is speaking out about their life together.

Emily had a high school crush on David but life is funny. Years after graduation their paths crosses again.

"He gave me his phone number. He called me from work and we went to Olive Garden on our first date," Wade said she knew right away David was "the one."

They married in an intimate ceremony in August of 2005. David was a doting husband and father of three boys.

"He loved his family. He loved his boys especially. He was a wonderful father and family man. Those boys were his life," Wade said.

Tuesday morning, their life was shattered. Emily had been invited to ride along that morning, but she wasn't feeling well.  David sent her a text at 9 a.m. She recalled, "He said 'I'm going on another call this morning to serve some papers. Do you want to do lunch afterwards? Just give me a text whenever.' That was the last time I had any contact with him."

Instead, she a call from the sheriff saying that David had been shot three times. She was there when David didn't make it out of surgery.

"If it hadn't been David, it would have been someone else. I think David died a hero, doing what he loved to do.” Emily Wade pledges to seek justice for her husband. "I just want to know why he did it. David was a wonderful husband and father. Nobody deserves anything like this. It's just senseless. I just ask why, why he did this?" she said.

"Our church, the community, even people I don't know, they've been absolutely wonderful. They've been bringing things to help with the family. I just want to say thank you. It hasn't gone unnoticed. I'm eternally grateful for that," Wade said.

Now all she is left with a closet full of photos to chronicle a life of service to our country, community and family.

Information provided by KFOR.

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