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A St. Lucie County, FL, deputy was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop this morning. RIP, Officer.
Gary Morales, St. Lucie County deputy, shot and killed in Fort Pierce this morning
This is actually the second LEO shooting this week in this county. Link in the article.
Last edited by OldVet; February 28th, 2013 at 07:05 PM.
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This happened in the county just north of me.
R.I.P. Sergeant Morales.
"A Part of America Died"
Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.
The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.
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II Timothy 1:7 God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
"Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer". T. Larkin
They need to fire up ole Sparky at Raeford just for him.Tisdale faces charges of first degree premeditated murder, assault on an officer/firefighter/emt, fleeing and eluding and possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
Very sad indeed
"As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books."
Sons of Peaches I hate when this happens.
I was getting ill reading that story.
Hopefully you guys down in Fla. have Death by Gator for dreggs of humanity such as this.
I would rather die with good men than hide with cowards
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This is so sad prayers for him and his family
What a sad, horrible waste of a good life. It just makes me sick.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain
Having been a member of the police community for the greater part of my adult life, this hit's home. I grieve with the Family, and the officers of the StLucie county Sheriff's office.
Further comment later when it's appropriate.
For three years I carried a simple prayer in my kevlar. I got it from my aunt when I deployed to Iraq. It always reminded me why I was truly there, and the price I was willing to pay for my family, my friends, and my country. I still have it to this day, and I want to share it......
The Knights of Olde were Men of Honor
Who used their Might For Right!
Today they’re known as Sheepdogs
Those who carry on the fight.
I am a tired old Sheepdog,
The guardian of my flock.
I keep the predators at bay
And stand watch around the clock.
Please stop the Sheep from pulling my teeth.
I’ll need them for the fight,
When the hungry Wolves come calling
Some dark and deadly night.
I pray I never need my gun
But someday if I do,
May my cause be just!
My draw be quick!
And my aim be ever true!
Heaven holds a special place
For those who do the deed,
Defenders of the innocent
In their hour of need.
May the Sheep someday be grateful.
There’s a debt they cannot pay,
To the Sheepdogs who lay it on the line
Each and every day.
I am proud to be a Sheepdog.
I’ve done my very best.
I’ll stand my watch until my Maker
Calls me home to rest.
The family of Sgt. Morales will be in my prayers, as will all the men and women who work to ptotect us, near and far.
Requiem Aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetuae luceat eis. Requiescant in pace.
”God grants Liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
Your points are shallow... my points are Hollow....
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
It's a very sad day indeed when a law enforcement officer is murdered.
Prayers said for family and friends of the fallen officer.