Archive for December, 2008


Some Great News!

Police officer deaths fell sharply in 2008Dramatic reversal from 2007; fewest officers killed by gunfire in 50 years; record number of female officers die this yearProvided by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial FundWashington, DC — 2008 is ending as one of the safest years for U.S. law enforcement in decades. The number of officers killed in the line of duty fell sharply this year when compared with 2007, and officers killed by gunfire reached a 50-year low.Based on analysis of preliminary data, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) found that …Read more […..]

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Uncle Jeff & Auntie Jo, Wake Up Daddy, Its Christmastime, Christmas Parties, Santa Was Here! Aminals

It has been about 5 months since Emma has seen my Uncle Jeff and his wife Jo. The last time she saw them she loved Jo but wouldn’t go by Jeff although she did start to play Peek with him from a distance.They came over and spent a nice evening with us recently. At first Emma was leery of Jeff and, of course, was immediately receptive to Jo. It didn’t take long however, for her to warm up to Jeff. At first, while Melissa & I talked with Jeff, Emma kidnapped Jo and took her into the living room to play. After awhile we all ended up in the same room at which time Emma kidnapped Jeff and brought him into the other room. Well, …Read more […..]

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Learn From This True Story

On January 22nd, 2008 Cpl. Lancen Shipman of the Moss Point, Mississippi Police Department was nearly at the end of a 12 hour shift when, at 4:40 PM he attempted to stop a 2004 Nissan Sentra as it exited a neighborhood known for high crime and drug activity. A pursuit began with speeds reaching nearly 100 mph on the streets of the predominantly low income community of 15,000 people. The chase ended in the back parking lot of the Jackson County Civic Action Building on Jefferson Street when the driver stopped the car and fled on foot. The male driver, later identified as 27-year-old Ricky Powell, was 5’ 9” 300 pounds of …Read more […..]

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Remind You Of Anyone You Know?

Of course, this story should not surprise anyone who lives in Illinois and pays any attention to politics. Watching this whole thing and hearing some of the statements that this man allegedly was saying(is there a doubt?) reminded me of several people. I am sure we all know someone like this: self absorbed, cocky, arrogant, usually little in physical stature, legends in their own mind types that think they are all powerful and beyond the reach of the law. Well, this is an example of how every dog has their day. Again, remind you of anyone you know?Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrested on federal chargesGov. Rod Blagojevich …Read more […..]

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Proper Use of Discretion?

Again, I say, Can you believe this??Trooper gives ticket to woman in laborBOSTON — All too often, the congested roads of Greater Boston conspire with the vagaries of childbirth to leave a mother-to-be in a car on the roadside at one of life’s most critical moments. A hard-bitten state trooper shows up and morphs into a highway midwife, clearing the newborn’s nose and mouth, cutting the cord, and sometimes even saving a life.This is not one of those stories. Jennifer Davis was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Nov. 18, her contractions just 3 minutes apart. Her husband, John, was trying to appear calm for his wife’s sake, …Read more […..]

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Oh Nooooooo, Santa! More Parties! Choo Choo Train

When something goes wrong, even something very minor, Emma has recently been saying, “Ohhhh Nooooooo…..” It is funny how she says it. She says it in an exaggerated manner as if she is overly concerned–too funny!We went to 3 Christmas parties over the weekend, all on Saturday. The first party was a company family Christmas event that featured many attractions such as elves that painted faces and made cool candy cane balloons, crafts, karaoke, a train ride, and, of course, Santa Claus! Now, last year Emma was deathly afraid of Santa and cried when Melissa brought her by him. This year Emma had several things going for her. …Read more […..]

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