Not a day goes by that Danyelle Madsen doesn’t think of her late husband, Jesse. Some of her memories of him will forever resonate, including the time she discovered how fascinated he was by a documentary about lions.
He was so impressed, she recalled, by the way they watched over and protected their pride, the name for a lion’s family.
“He was like a lion,” Danyelle says. “Except everyone was in his pride.”
Nearly six months have passed since Jesse Madsen, a Tampa Police Master Patrol
Officer and Danyelle’s husband of 18 years, sacrificed his life in the line of duty to save others.