Please Join Me......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SaddleSarge, May 7, 2009.

  1. SaddleSarge

    SaddleSarge New Member

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    This week is CA Law Enforcement Memorial Week. Next week is the National week. Please remember in your prayers tomorrow, the National Day of Prayer, the officers that have given their lives for the ideals we hold so dear, and that they and their families have given their all for.

    I attended several years ago and escorted my partner's/best friend's widow, a walk made in honor, yet a walk I don't care to repeat. I've attended each year since with my four legged partner.

    The names of last year's officers killed in the line of duty will be memorialized on the Peace Officer's Memorial here this week and next week in Washington D.C. for all of the Nation's officers killed last year. A prayer requesting support from the Supreme Being would be greatly appreciated for those that they have left behind.

    Thanks,
    SaddleSarge

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    A dove is released at the reading of each name added to the memorial (seen above those seated in the grandstand.)
     

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  2. armedandsafe

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    I will probably be walking during National week. I generally watch from the sidelines, but Rammiha's ex-father-in-law passed last week. He was chief in this town for many years.

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  3. SaddleSarge

    SaddleSarge New Member

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    Pops,

    I humbly offer my prayers.
     
  4. artabr

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    I'll Keep the LEO's in my prayers Sarge Thanks for the reminder. ;) :)


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  5. armedandsafe

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    Thanks, Sarge. I hardly knew him, as Ilived in SoCal for most of my daughter's married life. What I did know of him and the few times I met him, brought me to think he was an admirable man.

    One story about him is the time he was serving a warrent for an arrest. (That is how small this town was ,,, Chief serving a warrent.) The guy came charging out of the house and tried to run Glen down. Glen drew and fired one round from his .357. It hit the guy on the top of the head and followed the skull under the skin and out the back. It slowed said perp, but didn't stop him.

    Glen reached out and grabbed perp by the neck and picked him up off the ground with one hand, while batting the knife out of his hand with his pistol. When backup got tohim he was still holding perp in the air, with his revolver shoved into the guy's mouth.

    Did I mention that Glen was a pretty good sized man? 6'4", 250 dry weight.

    Perp was very docile from then on. :D

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  6. 4EvrLearning

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    What a wonderful thing to be a part of, Sarge....bittersweet, yet I know you wouldn't miss it for anything. I extend my thanks and prayers to you and your fellow officers, and all your families who sacrifice daily in one way or another...especially those who gave the ultimate.
     
  7. TranterUK

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    Would be proud to join you today SaddleSarge.

    What a wonderful idea, having a specific time to remember. I shall be thinking of your policemen and women, and MrsT will also ensure our local police officers are aware as well.
     
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    Ditto!

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  10. mrkirker

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    Done, my friend.
     
  11. A most fitting and moving tribute to the courageous men and women who guard our streets and homes, and who, all too often, lose their lives in that duty. In the words of Sir William Gilbert:

    "When constabulary duty's to be done,
    The Policeman's lot is not a happy one."

    May they all rest in peace, Sarge.