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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:56 PM

Cops

Once again, a cop ran TOWARD the danger, saved lives at the cost of his own.

His wife is now a widow.

His son now has no Dad.
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I know there are bad cops.

But I am grateful that many, many more of them are good.

Thank you, Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus.

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Stinky The Clown Thursday OP
redstatebluegirl Thursday #1
Blue_true Sunday #14
dameatball Thursday #2
TruckFump Thursday #3
bronxiteforever Thursday #4
pazzyanne Sunday #13
Mosby Thursday #5
In_The_Wind Thursday #6
Dave in VA Thursday #7
mikeysnot Friday #8
Rural_Progressive Sunday #16
Tipperary Friday #9
crim son Saturday #10
thesquanderer Saturday #11
Hassin Bin Sober Saturday #12
pintobean Sunday #15
Rural_Progressive Sunday #17
treestar Sunday #18
grantcart Sunday #19
Hortensis Sunday #20
7962 Sunday #21

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:58 PM

1. He was reported as saying before he ran in the "this place is full of kids"....

Not all cops are bad, this was one of the good ones.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:39 AM

14. And he didn't worry about the race or ethnicity of the kids that he was running in to save. n

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:02 PM

2. Well said. He did what he thought was right and it cost him his life.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:07 PM

3. Went in without a thought for his own life.

One helluva man.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:12 PM

4. He was a hero period. Heartbreaking again

For police and EMS who have to confront these shooters and these scenes and for the grieving parents of college kids;kids who went to a dance and now will never come home.

Meanwhile we have the military out for refugees “on the unarmed road of flight”.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 06:52 AM

13. May I join you....

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:14 PM

5. He did his job and then some

Who knows how many more would have died if hadn't engaged the killer.

He's a hero.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:19 PM

6. May he rest in peace.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:19 PM

7. Yes a true hero

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:28 AM

8. There are tons of good LEO's out there

we only hear about the bad ones...

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 02:00 PM

16. It only takes one asshat

to sully the reputations of thousands of good ones.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:45 AM

9. Thank you for this.

I am glad that the cop haters are being quiet for once.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 01:46 PM

10. A good cop indeed.

I would venture to say that not all republicans are bad, not all evangelical Christians are bad, not all "pro-lifers" are bad. Sometimes though it's really hard to remember.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 09:42 PM

11. Also reminds us that a good guy with a gun still isn't enough to prevent a tragedy. (n/t)

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 09:46 PM

12. Ironically, he ran a side business as a Concealed Carry trainer so civilians can carry guns.

It never ceases to amaze me that cops I know are all for everyone carrying a gun.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 10:28 AM

15. There's nothing ironic about it.

He took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 02:11 PM

17. I live outside a small town in north central WA

pretty much a red area of the state but with an interesting mix of blue beginning to infuse the area.

Found out last week that up until recently the town was paying beginning officers just a little over $12/hour. Not exactly a salary that will entice the best people to apply for the position.

Like everything else, if you aren't willing to pay people to do dangerous, emotionally exhausting work you're going to get the stinkers who want authority and enjoy hassling and harassing citizens.

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Response to Rural_Progressive (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 02:13 PM

18. exactly and it also encourages corruption

when they are poorly paid.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 02:14 PM

19. As the husband of a police widow, thanks Stinky.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 02:54 PM

20. +1000. I am every bit as grateful to good cops as I am eager

to have criminals in uniform fired and prosecuted, which is profoundly. When they're both, that's where sentencing comes in.

Sgt. Helus was the officer we all want sent when we're in trouble. A very sad loss to everyone.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 07:53 PM

21. Veery well said! nt

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