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Heartwarming, Funny and Good: News About Police Officers

Discussion in 'Community Outreach' started by walkie-talkie, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    :) what great news:yippee:
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  2. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    A bittersweet story for sure.

    Godspeed hero.

    Convoy takes firefighter battling cancer to in-home hospice

    A convoy carried a six-year veteran firefighter from a Newnan cancer treatment center to his Forsyth County home Wednesday afternoon. “We are losing a dear member of our family very soon,” Atlanta fire spokeswoman Janet Ward said. “Frank’s last wish was to see the new Squad 4 apparatus, which was put into service just a few weeks ago.”

    Frank Martinez worked with the Atlanta Fire Department’s Squad 4, which is the technical rescue unit based on Edgewood Avenue. After battling cancer for several years, the 45-year-old father of two made the decision to receive hospice care at home.

    Several fire stations throughout Atlanta and DeKalb County radioed in Wednesday to give tributes to Martinez as he passed through the downtown area.

    Mike Brooks has been a friend of Martinez’s for more than 10 years, “We’re going to miss him,” Brooks said. “But we’re here to celebrate his life and to give him the send-off he deserves. He’s a fireman’s fireman; the best you’re going to ever meet.”


    (y'all know Mike Brooks - bald, bear of a guy, former cop & investigator, frequent commentator on crime stories)

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  4. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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    fran Administrator Staff Member

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    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Body of HFD Captain 'Iron Bill' Dowling arrives in Houston

    HOUSTON - The body of Houston Fire Department Captain "Iron Bill" Dowling arrived in Houston Saturday evening.

    Dowling's body arrived at Hobby Airport around 6 p.m.

    Crowds gathered at the airport to welcome home the captain. An American flag covered his casket as fellow firefighters, officers, family and friends saluted the hometown hero.

    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was one of those in the crowd at the airport to say goodbye to Dowling.


    "Captain Dowling has endured more than anybody should have to endure," said Executive Assistant HFD Chief Richard Mann. "He absolutely earned the nickname 'Iron Bill'."

    The casket was placed in a Houston Fire ambulance and was taken to Klein Funeral Home in Tomball.

    Police units led the ambulance and a procession of vehicles from the airport to the funeral home Saturday evening.

    Dowling passed away on Tuesday in Colorado due to complications of injuries he sustained while working the deadly 2013 Southwest Inn fire.

    The fire on May 31, 2013 killed four other Houston firefighters.

    Dowling lost both legs and suffered a brain injury after a roof collapsed on him while he was fighting the five-alarm fire.


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  7. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

  8. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper


    On Father's Day last year, a female officer from CNY ran, alone, towards the gunshots while everyone else was running away. She shot the suspect to take him down and then, while rendering aid to him, was attacked by the very people she was trying to protect. she was awarded a Top Cop award for her actions.

    On June 19, 2016, she responded to what had been a daylong Father's Day party at a housing project on Syracuse's Near Westside.

    According to police statements and court testimony, a group of suspected gang rivals had opened fire among the throngs of hundreds of people. Francemone rushed into the chaos without backup.

    She engaged one of the armed men and shot him to death, police have said.

    As the man - identified as Gary Porter - lay dying in the courtyard of the housing project, Francemone went to disarm him and try to help him, according to police statements and court testimony. But an angry crowd attacked her.

    She was later rescued from the scene by fellow officers.

    Recipients are nominated by fellow officers. Hundreds of nominations are whittled down to one case in each state. Officers from the top 10 cases receive the TOP COPS Award. Francemone was among the the top 10.
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  12. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I suppose this story can qualify as heartwarming first that Officer Quincy Smith survived being shot multiple times at close range & in that a kind witness came to his aid, Officer Smith is still recovering & hoping to go back to work , & this week the shooter was found guilty, thanks in a large part to video of the events. Smith, himself, purchased the glasses that filmed the encounter.

    Startling video footage captured by a South Carolina cop’s personal body camera shows the officer being shot three times at point-blank range — with him asking a dispatcher to “tell my family that I love them” in what he thought was his dying breath. Officer Quincy Smith, of the Estill Police Department, managed to survive that fateful day last January after suffering two broken arm bones and a “life-threatening” neck injury.

    His assailant, Malcolm Orr, 29, was found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a weapon and sentenced to 35 years Wednesday following a two-day trial.
    video shows moment cop is shot at point-blank range

    Smith had been responding to a suspicious persons call on New Year’s Day 2016 at about 11 a.m. A clerk at a local store told the officer that a man wearing camouflage and a red bandanna had been stealing from her store.

    Upon his arrival, Smith had spotted Orr walking away from the store. The video — which was captured with a camera that Smith bought himself and placed on his eyeglasses — shows him drive a short distance to confront the suspect. Exiting his squad car and politely asking Orr, who is on his cellphone, to stop. "Come here, man. Come here for a second,” Smith says. As he gets closer to Orr, Smith notices that he has his hand in his pocket as if he’s carrying a weapon.

    “Take your hands out your pocket!” Smith yells. “If you don’t stop, I’m gonna tase you. I’m not playing with you!” Orr takes a few more steps before finally revealing the weapon — a 9mm handgun — and opening fire.

    “Shots fired!” Smith screams, while running back to his vehicle. “I am hit. I am hit in my neck someplace,” he says. “Dispatch, please tell my family I love them.”

    While cops initially said Smith was shot three times, he ultimately was fired upon “not once, not twice, not three times, or four, or five, or six, or seven, but eight times,” according to prosecutors. Each of the spent bullet casings was placed on the railing of the jury box during Orr’s trial. It took jurors less than 45 minutes before they came back with their guilty verdict.

    This 19:26 video captures these events & attempts to comfort & reassure Smith by a witness who came to his aid - a Good Samaritan.


    29 + 35 = 64 when he gets out of prison (if he serves the full sentence) & he will still be a cold heartless, wanna be cop killer. Do not let this beast out.

    A South Carolina man is sentenced to 35 years for opening fire at a police officer, striking him four times, in a shooting captured by a camera in the officer's glasses.
    Aug. 9, 2017

    HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is sentenced to 35 years for opening fire at a police officer, striking him four times, in a shooting captured by a camera in the officer's glasses.
    Bullets broke two bones in Smith's arm, severed a vein in his neck, and passed through his upper torso.

    Stone says Smith had purchased the camera himself.

    Recovering Estill police officer reflects on shooter’s conviction
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  13. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    My husband spent many weeks each year in this area at a hunting camp.
    I used to join him and some other couples in the summer as we prepared gourmet dinners at the camp and visited the surronding lowcountry.
    It was the calmest, safest place on earth back then.
    So hard to imagine this kind of event in a tiny area where everybody, black or white, knew and cared for each other.
    I do recall overhearing the locals discussing the influx of "city people" influencing the younger people.
    This was at "Ernie's Diner" in 1995.
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