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Tom C
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Police "good work" department

I looked for an existing thread for this, but it didn't quite fit into the "Police Good Shooting" thread.

Perhaps if he had shot the window out before rescuing the citizen, which would have been more dramatic, it would have fit, but that wasn't the case, so I've started a new thread.

Please feel free to post your good police stories here.

A local police officer is being credited with rescuing a Tremont man early Sunday morning by breaking the rear window of a burning car and pulling him to safety.

Ellsworth officer pulls man from burning car

Good work, officer!

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To protect and serve!

To protect and serve!

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My exact thought,

My exact thought, Stephen.

Tom, thanks for starting this thread. Good story.

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I'm waiting for [someone] to

I'm waiting for [someone] to show up and say “the cop should have shot the guy. “

I mean, the guy could have caught on fire and then rushed the police officer and set him on fire, too.

Then the flaming perp could have careened around the neighborhood endangering the public - and even started a forest fire that could have caused untold death and destruction. And perhaps the citizen was arrested once, or got a traffic ticket, providing even more justification for just shooting the guy.

Safer for all if the cop just shot the fellow while he was in the burning car. At least then the officer would have been sure that he would go home safely that day.

Fortunately, as we see here, not all officers subscribe to that philosophy.

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Never mind.

Never mind.

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Sassaman called 911 for what

Sassaman called 911 for what looked like a head injury but quickly realized the real problem — her husband’s heart had stopped and he wasn’t breathing.

She administered CPR until two police officers arrived, and lucky for her husband, one already had four lifesaving medals to his credit.

“It is without question that Mr. Sassaman is standing with us here today, thank God, as a result of the work of these two men,” Martin said.

Susquehanna Township man credits police, defibrillator with saving his life

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"To protect and

"To protect and serve!"

According to a retired police officer and author Norm Stamper, police departments across the country have been doing away with the slogan "To protect and serve" for social service-related slogans. I cant think of an example right now.

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The slogan was part of the

The slogan was part of the oth taken by all swarm Officers. It should be reiterated at every daily briefing.

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Three Stonington police

Three Stonington police officers who formed a human chain to rescue a man from the frigid waters of the Pawcatuck River in the dark last year have received the medal of valor from the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association.

It was the first time a Stonington officer has received the award, which is given to officers who show heroism and bravery in circumstances in which they risk their lives to save others.

3 Stonington officers honored for rescue

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Police spoke with the suspect

Police spoke with the suspect over a cellphone and a public address system, but as darkness fell, the standoff continued.

At 8 p.m., Delisle agreed to come outside where he was arrested and taken to the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.

Standoff with Auburn man ends peacefully

"Hey! You promised me a helicoper, bag of money, a pizza and a six-pack!"

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A standoff at a Portland

A standoff at a Portland apartment with a man police say made "suicidal and homicidal" threats ended peacefully this morning.

The standoff on Washburn Avenue came to an end as police took 41-year-old Patrick Mullen into protective custody around 4:30 a.m.

Police standoff on St. John Street ends peacefully

Good work!

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But just LOOK at how they are

But just LOOK at how they are dressed. -- there must be a mix up.

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Gee, you just don't have

Gee, you just don't have ANYTHING nice to say, do you?!

:-)

Mullen has not been charged with any criminal offenses, but police hope to recoup the costs associated with the standoff. Capt. Ted Ross said he did not have an estimate of the costs.

"I do know it's significant," Ross said.

Police aim to recover costs of standoff

Well, YEAH, because of all the fancy gear you insist on toting around.

What a rip-off for the citizen.

Hey, here's an idea. Next time I go to visit my client I'll pull up in a Ferrari. When he complains about the $50,000 bill, I'll just point to the fancy car! "Hey my costs are SIGNIFICANT!"

Anyway, good work by the police.

But, really, admit it. Those guys get all that fancy equipment to have fun, not to serve the population better.

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In her nomination letter,

In her nomination letter, Rodler described Ricker's "sincere measure of compassion, which shows through this officer's role as a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) member and also in the community."

"This officer is a demonstration of commitment and dedication to their profession — not taking it as a job but rather a life choice!"

Ricker said she chose to be a police officer to serve and protect, and that she wanted, "not to get the bad guy, but to help people."

Rochester officer commended for making a positive difference: Is first woman to receive the Blair Memorial Award

Great officer!

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A LYNN mum has praised two

A LYNN mum has praised two police community support officers who came to her rescue when she began to give birth before she and her worried partner could reach hospital.

Police help Lynn mum give birth in car

Should be required equipment for the job!

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Tom: I represented a client

Tom:

I represented a client who would have been shot in the scrotum or femoral artery by a guy who murdered an innocent man in front of his 13 year-old daughter. One of those "toys" saved him. His ballistic vest saved him from the 9mm that hit him in the chest. He shot the dirtbag crazy (yes, crazy) reclusive schizo dead. I have some personal experience with the implements saving lives of officers.

PS: Before the badguy had stopped breathing, they tried to patch up dirtbag crazy scum to save him. Good for them for trying. Good for Federal ammunition that it was lethally effective.

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Tom: I represented a Tac Team

Tom:

I represented a Tac Team client who would have been shot in the scrotum or femoral artery by a guy who murdered an innocent man in front of victim's 13 year-old daughter. One of those "toys" saved him. His ballistic vest saved him from the 9mm that hit him in the chest. He shot the dirtbag crazy (yes, crazy) reclusive schizo dead. I have some personal experience with the implements saving lives of officers.

Badguys don't play fair and they don't make appointments.

PS: Before the badguy had stopped breathing, they tried to patch up dirtbag crazy scum to save him. Good for them for trying despite the worthlessness of the scum murderer. Good for Federal ammunition that it was lethally effective.

PPS: Victim saved his daughter's life by drawing attention to himself, after whispering to her: "Run and don't stop". It was daughters birthday.

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Tom: I represented a Tac Team

Tom:

I represented a Tac Team client who would have been shot in the scrotum or femoral artery by a guy who murdered an innocent man in front of victim's 13 year-old daughter. One of those "toys" saved him. His ballistic vest saved him from the 9mm that hit him in the chest. He shot the dirtbag crazy (yes, crazy) reclusive schizo dead. I have some personal experience with the implements saving lives of officers.

Badguys don't play fair and they don't make appointments.

PS: Before the badguy had stopped breathing, they tried to patch up dirtbag crazy scum to save him. Good for them for trying despite the worthlessness of the scum murderer. Good for Federal ammunition that it was lethally effective.

PPS: Victim saved his daughter's life by drawing attention to himself, after whispering to her: "Run and don't stop". It was daughters birthday.

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Perhaps citizens such as

Perhaps citizens such as Seattle woodcarver John T. Williams should be issued ballistic vests as well. It would keep them from getting shot, too!

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Police rescued a wet pup that

Police rescued a wet pup that fell into the frigid Hudson River Sunday.

Bodhi, a two-and-a-half-year-old Airedale Terrier, fell into the river while chasing a Frisbee near 13th and West streets about 4:10 p.m.

Police Rescue Dog from Hudson River

Good work!

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Before such vests were

Before such vests were "issued", many LEOs used to purchase them with their own funds. Guns too. Ditto full auto guns. Ditto canines.

In Maine, it is legal for private citizens to own and use body armor. It therefore should be legal for cops to do so also. They are citizens, too.

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I'm saving up for one of

I'm saving up for one of these:


Russian T-55 Main Battle Tank - operational, only $85,000!

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A Valley Center woman had her

A Valley Center woman had her holiday saved on Sunday morning when Escondido police arrived to her home with replacement gifts for ones that had been stolen.

Escondido Police Save Holiday for Local Family

The spirit of Christmas!

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Why in the world would it be

Why in the world would it be illegal for private citizens to wear body armor anywhere? What am I missing here?

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Tom's Dream = Weight is 35.42

Tom's Dream = Weight is 35.42 Tons , Engine is V-72 12 CYL. Diesel 700 bhp.

Gee Tom MDOT would send you a bill for ripping up the pavement in thier already distroyed roads. lol

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Actually there is a British

Actually there is a British Chieftain on sale for about $55,000, but I love the old commie stuff.

When their tanks would get knocked out in WWII, they'd hose 'em out, patch 'em up, put in a new crew, and back to the front. Rugged things.

As someone who grew up in the cold war, it amazes me that you can buy this stuff that terrorized us for decades cheap on the surplus market.

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The heroic actions of a

The heroic actions of a Louisiana State Police trooper and an Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office deputy saved a Eunice man from the vehicle he crashed on Christmas Eve only moments before it was engulfed in flames.

Officers save man from fiery car wreck

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Two Peabody officers and a

Two Peabody officers and a Salem lieutenant who lives in Peabody were all praised during the Peabody department's annual awards ceremony for their rescue efforts that saved the life of an infant boy.

“The police are never off-duty when it comes to saving a life,” Champagne said

'The Police Are Never Off-Duty'

Outstanding!

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Tom: I'd start with a BTR-60.

Tom:

I'd start with a BTR-60.

Here's one you can get for just over 22K. Turret is extra. Diesel powered, off-road capable, and you can drive it on I-95!

A BRDM is even more practical. Comes WITH a turret.

I suppose the heart wants what the heart wants.

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Nope, it's got to have

Nope, it's got to have treads. I don't want an SP or TD, either. I would go with an M-113 if I could find one cheap nowadays. Up to a couple of years ago you could get them for about $20,000 operational. Now all the US stuff is being bought up by the collectors and nouveau riche, you can't get a Sherman for less than a quarter million.

That's unfair! We need armor for the 99 percent!

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A woman who jumped from the

A woman who jumped from the International Speedway Bridge in Daytona Beach was rescued by Daytona Beach Police and Firefighters early Tuesday morning around 7:30 a.m as police and fire units were responding to calls about a distraught woman at the top of the bridge.

Daytona Police and Firefighters save woman in water rescue

Good work, officers!

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