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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Unexpected Triggers

Yesterday I had some errands to run, one of which included going to Walmart. All I needed was milk and soup, so it should have been an easy, in and out trip.

As I was walking in, I noticed the families coming to shop. There were a lot of moms and dads and their kids ... all boys. Once inside, I passed several more families. Some moms, dads, and kids, some just moms and kids. And all the kids were boys.

Something as mundane as grocery shopping with my son would never be an option for me. The reality of that hit me pretty hard. It was all I could do to hold it together and get out of the store. Back inside my car, I started crying. I cried all the way to my friends house, and for a while after I got there.

I expected Thanksgiving and Christmas to be difficult, but it shocked me how hard New Years Day was. 2019 will be the first full year without my son. Seeing all those families with their boys just slapped me in the face that my son is gone.

Davy was a precocious toddler, a rambunctious adolescent, and a rebellious teenager ... but he was finally becoming a responsible adult. I had waited so long to see him turn the page and find his footing in life, and he was finally there. Everything wasn't necessarily falling into place for him, but he was making great strides on becoming the man and father he wanted to be ... and the man I always knew he would one day be.

Being the youngest, he was the smallest in the family for a long time. Once he outgrew us ... and yes, I realize that's not an amazing feat ... he would hug us hard, and lift us off the ground. For some reason, those semi-painful hugs gave him great pleasure, and he laughed as we begged to be put down.

What I wouldn't give to have one of those hugs right now.

I miss my son :(

We are offering a $1,000 REWARD for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the death of my son in a fatal hit and run on I-69 South on the Green River overpass in Evansville, Indiana around 11:00pm on Friday, June 22, 2018.The car that hit him was determined to be a 1998-2002 Silver Honda Accord. There would have been considerable damage to the front, passenger side of the vehicle, but it could be repaired by now. (See the Sheriff Bulletin below).

If you have any information, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.


Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

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