The thin blue line in Newtown just got a little thicker

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    The thin blue line in Newtown just got a little thicker

    Fellow officers give Newtown cops Christmas off - NewsTimes

    Tough 10 days in Newtown, and cops from all over the state - including command rank - are volunteering to give the Newtown force a break, especially for Christmas. Good story.
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    That's awesome.
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    They could use a break and wishing them a Merry Christmas.
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    The news media was on site before they were.

    When bad things happen the police are seldom there.

    There are people alive that need LEO protection not getting it criminals are on ever street .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    The news media was on site before they were.

    When bad things happen the police are seldom there.

    There are people alive that need LEO protection not getting it criminals are on ever street .
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    The point of the story, if you read it, was that a small town force (maybe 40 in uniform) has been overwhelmed with the demands for their services since the shooting. Keeping news media away from where they aren't wanted, providing security and escorts for the families of the victims, and major traffic-handling details put the whole force on double-shifts and then some. My intent in posting the story was to show how some people don't just sit back on Christmas Day and tsk-tsk the shame of it all, they actually get off their butts to help some overworked professionals who didn't ask for the help. Some people may even find this story inspiring.

    Your comment "The news media was on site before they were" is not only false, but I find it particularly snarky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Your comment "The news media was on site before they were" is not only false, but I find it particularly snarky.
    Apparently not only sense but empathy are blocked out by the tin foil hat.
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    What a great show of support from fellow officers! Kudos to every one of them.
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    They've had their hands full as a result of the tragedy. My hat is off to the LEO's that stepped up to give the locals a holiday hand.
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    ........not too many I know that could have pulled up on that scene and not become mentally overwhelmed.....remember, this wasn't our Armed Forces Recon..........this was just your everyday local LE.....a horrendous crime scene not soon forgotten by some.....if ever.

    I'm actually surprised none have resigned after witnessing this event......we'll see what happens to this unfortunate town and it's people.
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    Sounds to me like the perfect spirit of Christmas. It helps the community at large. Maybe people could learn from this example.

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    I think it is a wonderful gesture and once again illustrates the good side of people. Isn't that what this thread is about?
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    It's a tough time for all those first responders,when they signed on they knew they may have to work during Holidays,Anniversaries,Family Picnics,School Plays,Football/Baseball Games etc,but this was something they never envisioned.
    I've not only seen Communities like LEO band together,but Military units,Church organizations and even Private business where sometimes single men and women will work for the married family members.
    If I was there I would definitely try to do something to help.Sometimes we may have members that had a bad experience involving a first responder,but this is not the thread to be dumping on
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    It's a wonderful thing these officers are doing. I can not imagine having to work the crime scene that these people had to work, and then all the BS from the media from around the world, wanting to increase their ratings by getting in peoples faces immediately after such a tragic event. Nothing prepares you to deal with dead and injured little kids. How horrible it must have been. Lots of therapy going to be needed, by all I'm afraid.

    God continue to bless these families, and the sheepdogs that protect them. Merry Christmas.
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