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That really is sad and his family will be in my prayers. You never know just how much a good deed may affect and or change somebody's life. I'm pretty sure that little boy will remember it forever, even if the officer wasn't gunned down seconds later.
Is there any other info on what happened to the officer? Was it a stray bullet, targeted hit, etc.?
"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." - Benjamin Franklin
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn." - C.S. Lewis
"When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
Darn, the police had to kill the perp.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Prayers have been made for the officer and those that will mourn his passing. May the Lord our God bless, keep, and comfort them all.
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Old news (from Aug 2011) but his final act of kindness will hopefully live on through the young man he bought the cookies for.
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To think somebody complained the memorial for this man was "over the top". Begrudging recognition to the dead, how petty can you get?
I wish we would see more stories like this (not the officer being killed, obviously, but the good acts of people). That's the problem with the media these days: Good is too often boring. You need something horrific to attract ratings.
Every day without a negligent discharge is a good day.