There are some excellent comments about this sweet brief story that moved me. With regards specifically to your comment….it’s among the best. Short and to the (excellent) point.
This Irish Catholic 67-year-old guy is worried that Jews are coming to another significant turning point in their existence and it’s not just the Muslims that will be happy to see them all die. Too many so-called Christians, agnostics and supposed citizens of the world have become ambivalent about the Jews right to exist.
April 24, 2015 at 7:39pm
 April 24, 2015 at 2:47pm
Google Earth tells me it’s 875 miles (as the crow flies) from here to Valdosta…..I think I’ll pass. If closer I’d be there.
 April 24, 2015 at 1:52pm
So…………….it’s news when a cop is documented doing something nice. I’d be willing to bet a week’s pay that many of the readers on this and other sites can report at least one time in their lives when the police have rendered assistance during an emergency. An aided case, auto accident, family disturbance, burglary, robbery whether by force or with a firearm…….or some of the more mundane things like a school crossing, church crossing, directing traffic at an incident, Need I go on?
One time a statey in Virginia went way above and beyond when I broke down on I95. When I got back to Jersey, I felt bad because I never got his name. So I wrote to the main headquarters in Virginia, describing the date and time and they were able to find him and put my letter of commendation in his file. I'll never forget his kindness that day.
 April 24, 2015 at 12:54pm
Good choice, Gene. I own a mdl. 23.
Don’t know if I would have handled this situation the same way (I wasn’t there, obviously), but everything came out ok…..minimal blood, no arrests, no death.
Serious physical injury or perhaps at least the appearance that serious injury/death was imminent would cause me to unholster my weapon. It doesn’t appear that that threshold was met in this incident. Call 911, wait, watch and act only if absolutely necessary.
Once your sidearm is unholstered there is seldom room to retreat.
 April 23, 2015 at 12:07pm
 April 22, 2015 at 5:48pm
Jim……your words mean more to me/us then you’ll ever know.
 April 22, 2015 at 5:16pm
About two years ago as I pulled up to a red light behind a new black Mercedes I dozed off (PTSD and insomnia seem to affect us old SOB’s) and hit that new car’s bumper causing minor damage. The driver dressed in a suit jumped out of his car and started yelling and cursing – I was embarrassed and went to get my registration and insurance card apologizing profusely.
Suddenly the yelling stopped. The driver’s demeanor changed completely as he looked at my NYS “wounded in combat Purple Heart” license plates. He asked, “Vietnam?” I said “yes.” I have no other emblems or insignia’s on my car….so, it was a good guess. This man hugged me and said his late father was in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne 1968 and if he were still alive he’d kick his son’s ass for being so rude to another Vet.
He shook my hand and said goodbye…..I was so stunned that I forgot to ask his name, but I’ll never forget the unexpected kindness that I received that day.
I’m still sputtering after reading your “vastly educated” comment.
“Put on your big boy pants……..” etc? Are you kidding? Please say yes, you were only joshing around and could never say something as inconsiderate and demeaning as your words above.
This man needs an arm around his shoulder and someone to listen – Ted is in pain – he doesn’t know if he wants to live tomorrow or the next day. He doesn’t want pity, just understanding. He and many like him were part of a population of soldiers that were dismissed by a significant part of the American public as worthless pieces of dung some years back.
Don’t ask me how I know. But, I do.
VastlyEducated…..If I knew where you lived I’d be polite enough to knock on your door and invite you to the nearest parking lot where I’d kick your ass.
Change your username to something that defines you more succinctly…..how about:
I can’t watch it….it’s just too emotional.
There but for the grace of God go I.
 April 6, 2015 at 7:13am
They’re called sea “lions” for a reason.
April 1, 2015 at 9:48am
Apparently she earned the previous 999 points and this exceptionally nice event was only one point made at the free throw line all done without a fight, cursing, or someone pocketing a few bucks to be nice.
I’ll reserve my venom for the sleeze-balls that screw us every day that reside in Washington DC.
 April 1, 2015 at 7:34am
C’mon everyone….lighten up a little. With so many horrible stories out there we now have a nice story with some genuine sportsmanship.