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In another land I have a running thread that is a place for police and police related stories, articles, and news. Feel free to join in, ask questions, and share.

I don't know of a better way to kick this off than to add this kind of story. The last few have been sad.


Paralyzed Idaho cop who lost leg in shootout to receive modified Harley
April 7 2017 | PoliceOne Staff News
By PoliceOne Staff

BOISE, Idaho — A paralyzed officer who thought he would never ride a motorcycle again after losing one of his legs is receiving a modified bike from a Harley Davidson dealership.

In November, Cpl. Kevin Holtry was shot five times while searching for a shooting suspect, the Idaho Statesman reported. The shooting resulted in the death of K-9 Jardo and injured Cpl. Chris Davis as well. Davis was released from the hospital in November after being treated for a leg wound.

“When I got shot...I knew I was paralyzed, one of the first things I thought of was, ‘Oh my gosh, I'm never going to ride again,’” Holtry told KBOI.

Along with a custom seat that allows Holtry to get on the bike from his wheelchair, the dealership designed the three-wheel motorcycle with all the controls built into the handles.

According to KBOI, the project will cost around $50,000. The dealership has been raising funds from the community to pay for the project, including through a GoFundMe page and an online auction that is still in the works. But local marketing manager Todd Godfrey told the news station that even if they don’t raise the funds, they’ll gift Holtry the bike at no cost to him.

"It is the least we can do for the sacrifice that Kevin made to the community and we're just excited to get him back on three wheels to get the wind back in his face," Godfrey said.

Holtry told KIVI that he’s grateful he’ll be able to feel a sense of freedom again.

“When I thought I lost that, it was devastating to me, but, now, I'm going to get it back.”

According to the Idaho Statesman, the suspect Marco Romero was killed in the November shootout.
 

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Thanks for that story Bull and thanks for what you and your fellow boys and gals in blue do to keep us safe. I sincerely hope things are better for cops in Houston than they are here in very liberal Portland, where its the cops who wear the cuffs. Disgusting.
 

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That's awesome bro! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for all that you guys do out there and stay safe!
 

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https://youtu.be/zlJihCT6-GU

Video: Officer encounters mouse in hallway, freaks out
April 5 2017 | PoliceOne Staff News
By PoliceOne Staff

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — An officer received a small surprise recently while walking down the police department’s hallways.

The surveillance footage shows the officer’s encounter with a mouse and his frightened reaction following the run-in.

The mouse, who seems just as terrified as the officer, scurries away as the officer runs the opposite way.

The officer was not harmed during the encounter. There is no word on the mouse’s condition or apprehension.
 

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Yeah..we have some horrifying mice here....lol

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Yeah..we have some horrifying mice here....lol

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You must!

As a cop that owns snakes that video made me laugh pretty hard. He would never live that down. He'd get mouse traps for Christmas and cheese for his birthday.

One time on the streets my partner and I had an arrest and were filling out the paper work. As we sat there with a door open a big June bug flew in and started bouncing off everything. My partner lost it and started hitting everything....but the bug. Finally it landed on my partners chest and he froze and just stared at it. I slowly reached over and grabbed it and threw it out. My partner took a deep breath and said "thanks." He was always so calm and cool which just made it that much better for me to see him lose it because of a little bug.
 

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But....but....it was just a beetle! Lol

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But....but....it was just a beetle! Lol

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Oh nooooo! Your not a member of blm are you?




Beetle Lives Matter! :eek
 

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A lot of people have irrational fears of things like bugs and mice. I'm not a big fan of spiders myself but won't let that stop me from smashing them dead. :D

As a kid I used to see how many Gardner snakes I could catch in a day. Bored kid playing by himself I guess. Now I don't even like to touch them at all. They look evil to me for some reason. Maybe it was the cartoons depicting them as evil so many times or something.

Thanks for this thread. Good stuff and just like our troops; the men and women in blue deserve our support. Some of the videos out there showing just what cops, particularly in the inner city these days, have to put up with. Being called everything but an honest American and can't do a thing about it apparently because nothing happens to the perp's doing all the smack talk in the videos.
 

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Ya'll laugh about them June bugs, but secretly you know what happens when you catch one in the chest or forehead at 80MPH. They grow to the size of a ten pound watermellon with spikes

Being a city girl, my wife was freaking out in another part of the house one night. Something about a giant rat. When I got there, it turned out to be an Opossom on the back porch. When I finished laughing, We had a lesson on "things you might find in the woods".
 

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My brother is with the local police here and the stories he tells about some of the people he encounters is just crazy. He's been with them for 11 years and has worked his way up to detective. Thankfully he has not been shot at or had to shot anyone but I have a lot of respect for the men and woman who put themselves at risk every day.
 

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Ya'll laugh about them June bugs, but secretly you know what happens when you catch one in the chest or forehead at 80MPH. They grow to the size of a ten pound watermellon with spikes

Being a city girl, my wife was freaking out in another part of the house one night. Something about a giant rat. When I got there, it turned out to be an Opossom on the back porch. When I finished laughing, We had a lesson on "things you might find in the woods".
I caught one in the chest going to work one afternoon. I was going about 75 as well. It left a nice welt and made a few tears run down the face. I just kept on riding though. Hurts thinking about it!

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A lot of people have irrational fears of things like bugs and mice. I'm not a big fan of spiders myself but won't let that stop me from smashing them dead. :D

As a kid I used to see how many Gardner snakes I could catch in a day. Bored kid playing by himself I guess. Now I don't even like to touch them at all. They look evil to me for some reason. Maybe it was the cartoons depicting them as evil so many times or something.

Thanks for this thread. Good stuff and just like our troops; the men and women in blue deserve our support. Some of the videos out there showing just what cops, particularly in the inner city these days, have to put up with. Being called everything but an honest American and can't do a thing about it apparently because nothing happens to the perp's doing all the smack talk in the videos.

That's funny BBob, when we were kids there was a field on the edge of a woods that would be crawling with garter snakes. We'd fill a burlap full. I remember on a couple occasions they "accidentally" opened in the hallway at high school.
 

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On a personal level when we are at restaurant and there are a few cops eating at the same time we find the waitress and tell her we are paying their bill. One time the waitress came back and told us one of the officers said that was the nicest thing someone has done in his 15 years on the force and starting to cry. Made us feel good.
 

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Ya'll laugh about them June bugs, but secretly you know what happens when you catch one in the chest or forehead at 80MPH. They grow to the size of a ten pound watermellon with spikes

Being a city girl, my wife was freaking out in another part of the house one night. Something about a giant rat. When I got there, it turned out to be an Opossom on the back porch. When I finished laughing, We had a lesson on "things you might find in the woods".
I caught one in the chest going to work one afternoon. I was going about 75 as well. It left a nice welt and made a few tears run down the face. I just kept on riding though. Hurts thinking about it!

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There is a guy I work with that got into riding a year or two ago. He loves it but still has some things to learn. The most recent thing I found he needs to learn is the importance of eye pro on every ride, every time. He said his windshield is so good he doesnt wear glasses at night. I was floored. I told him just a few stories of me being hit on my lens or close to my eye by different things day and night. I hope he listened.

I've had a few bugs make my face bleed when they hit me. Another time I watched as if in slow motion as a rock flew at me and put a nice scratch on my glasses exactly where my eye ball was while going down the highway.
 

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On a personal level when we are at restaurant and there are a few cops eating at the same time we find the waitress and tell her we are paying their bill. One time the waitress came back and told us one of the officers said that was the nicest thing someone has done in his 15 years on the force and starting to cry. Made us feel good.
That is always appreciated. I've had my meal bought many times and each time it is a great feeling knowing someone cares.

I thank you!
 

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These vermin stories and misdeeds (you know who you are - BurningBuckeye) are delightful and I like this, but I'm going to start another thread where we can share such events. I don't want to hijack VVB's thread. It's a very good thread, and will develope with a lot of positive and informative things in it.

One, last ; VVB, Just about three weeks ago I saw a rider out at around dusk (on the road, not in the neighborhood) with no eyewear. I couldn't believe someone would be that stupid.
 

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These vermin stories and misdeeds (you know who you are - BurningBuckeye) are delightful and I like this, but I'm going to start another thread where we can share such events. I don't want to hijack VVB's thread. It's a very good thread, and will develope with a lot of positive and informative things in it.

One, last ; VVB, Just about three weeks ago I saw a rider out at around dusk (on the road, not in the neighborhood) with no eyewear. I couldn't believe someone would be that stupid.
You can't fix stupid!

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