Stephen and Gayle Ashe at the Policeman’s Halloween Ball, 2009.
Katie distinctly remembers that her mother dressed as a sexy witch when they left that night. Apparently, Gayle switched into an even sexier outfit. Now, Katie knows why her parents didn’t come home until noon the next day.
Stephen was killed two weeks later.
Gayle never had the heart to look at the costume again. She also didn’t have the heart to throw it away. We all know what she ended up doing with it. Katie has long since retired most of the costume for a more durable version, although she keeps the original mask. It helps her feel close to her parents when she’s on patrol, especially her late father. Although, she can’t decide knowing that costume caused her parents to get jiggy is darn cute or totally gross!