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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:59 PM

I remember posting that night, asking DUers to keep the first responders in their thoughts, and ...

if they were so inclined, their prayers. Now we are hearing more about the emotional trauma those individuals experienced, and continue to deal with.

Unfortunately, I have witnessed first hand the effect of high powered weaponry on human flesh and bones. Some of the victims were "the enemy", and others were my friends and my brothers. But all of them were grown men, and while I will never be able to forget, I have been able to move on.

However, I don't believe that I could make that same claim had I ever been called upon to wade through the sights and smells engendered by a classroom full of massacred six-year olds. I wish it wasn't possible to so accurately envision what they are haunted by, but I can; so please ... again ... spare a thought for them.

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Reply I remember posting that night, asking DUers to keep the first responders in their thoughts, and ... (Original post)
11 Bravo Jan 2013 OP
RoseMead Jan 2013 #1
OldDem2012 Jan 2013 #2
longship Jan 2013 #3
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #4
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #5
LongTomH Jan 2013 #8
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #6
Spryguy Jan 2013 #7
w8liftinglady Jan 2013 #9
Skittles Jan 2013 #10
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #11

Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:02 PM

1. Thank you.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:06 PM

2. Done. nt.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:12 PM

3. Bravo to you! Nice one. Will do. nt

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:01 PM

4. I have seen some horrors myself, but I cannot even imagine this

 

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:31 PM

5. Most people would enjoy hauling ass in a bad ass car chasing bad guys.

 

But your OP is the part of police work that never gets talked about.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:55 PM

8. I wouldn't enjoy it, and I doubt if you would either!

A former co-worker was a special policeman back in the 90s. He took part in some beat-down-the-door drug busts.

He left the force when he suddenly found out: Gee! Bad guys shoot back!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:32 PM

6. K&R

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:47 PM

7. I'll keep that in mind...

 

...when I see the next video of them beating down a black man.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:22 PM

9. Very good thought.

Sometimes (Heck,most of the time), first responders suppress feelings. It causes issues (I know,because I've been there).

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:19 AM

10. I cannot even READ about what the first responders went trhough

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:22 AM

11. Absolutely. nt

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