DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- It's been a deadly weekend on metro Atlanta roads with two wrong way accident claiming as many lives.
On Sunday, 11Alive spoke with the wife of a DeKalb County officer killed in the first of the two accidents.
"I always prayed over him and kept him covered," Charkeshia Toatley said.
She never imagined she'd get the call - the call that her husband Kevin Toatley wouldn't be coming home.
"Nope, not one day," she said.
It's the call no police officer's wife ever wants to get.
"Every day when he went to work, his mission was to come home," she said.
Saturday morning, Kevin never made it. He was killed by a wrong-way driver on his way home from a busy shift.
"He always said he didn't want me to live my life in worry," Charkeshia said.
So she didn't - even after hearing a fellow DeKalb Officer had been shot during Kevin's last shift.
The last time Charkeshia spoke to Kevin, he was at that scene.
"I said, 'OK, then I'll talk to you later, do what you have to do,' and he said, 'I'll talk to you later,' and that was it," she said.
Now the love of Charkeshia's life is gone - 15 years now just a memory.
"Not being able to see him smile and listen to his stupid jokes," she said.
She'll remember the man she met in college - the man who devoted his life to his wife.
"If nobody ever knew anything else about him, he was always going to take care of me," she said.
He was a man who also fell in love with serving others.
"Anything he did he was going to do well," Charkeshia said.
He was the man she fell in love with over sports, boxing and movies.
"Of all the men I had ever met, he was the first one I could submit to," she said.
He was a man whose legacy she will continue to cherish - and whose presence she'll miss for the rest of her life.
"I'll miss being asleep but hearing the garage open," she said. "I'll miss hearing his loud car when he pulls in - just the small things."