• Hometown Hero – Officer Nicholas Simons

    Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the selection of Officer Nicholas Simons, U.S. Capitol Police, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for February 2015.

    On May 7, 2014, Officer Simons was on assignment in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC when he was alerted by a bystander that a man had collapsed outside of the Constitution Avenue entrance, possibly having a heart attack. Officer Simons immediately sprang to action by first putting out a “priority” call for the medical emergency, as well as requesting DC Fire Department (DCFD) assistance and an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

    When Officer Simons reached the man, he noted the gentleman was unconscious, not breathing, and turning blue. Officer Simons immediately began applying life-saving techniques, including chest compressions and rescue breaths, until the AED arrived. After Officer Simons applied the AED to the man, it indicated that a shock was needed and Officer Simons delivered one shock to the individual.

    Once the shock was delivered, Officer Simons continued applying chest compressions, which ultimately led to the individual regaining consciousness. The man was breathing by the time DCFD arrived on the scene. Rescue personnel transported the man and a member of his group to the hospital, where he was met by his wife.

    Later that afternoon, the spouse called the U.S. Capitol Police to give an update on her husband. First, she expressed her deepest gratitude to the U.S. Capitol Police and especially to Officer Simons for saving her husband’s life. She indicated that the doctors were baffled as to why her husband’s heart just stopped, but that he was alive today because trained police officers reacted quickly.

    “I am extremely proud of our officers who responded swiftly to render aid during this medical emergency,” said U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine. “This was a true team effort, and Officer Simons is commended for his quick and heroic actions in saving another man’s life.”

    “Officer Simon’s quick actions, police training, and instincts enabled him to save the life of this citizen,” said Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig Floyd. “He is truly a hero to his community and a deserving recipient of our February 2015 Officer of the Month Award.”

    Located in the nation’s capital, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers. The Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Award Program began in 1996 and recognizes federal, state, and local officers who distinguish themselves through exemplary law enforcement service and devotion to duty.

    Officer Nicholas Simons, along with the other Officer of the Month Award recipients for 2015 will be honored at a special awards ceremony in Washington, DC, in May 2016, during National Police Week. In addition, their stories of service and heroism will be featured in the Memorial Fund’s annual calendar.

    (The following is provided by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund)



  • Tuesday’s P.S.A.

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    I had quite an experience today. I was in the mall parking lot and there was this woman getting in her car. She was about to close the door when this other woman tried to park beside her and hit her car, slamming the door on her foot. I ran over to see what I could do to help. The door had completely severed the woman’s big toe off. I tried to stop the bleeding as much as I could, then then used my cell phone and called an ambulance. The ambulance arrived and as the paramedics were stuffing her into the ambulance I asked one of the paramedics “Aren’t you going to take her toe along so the doctor can sew it back on?!”. “Nope”, said the paramedic, “you got to call a toe truck for that.”



  • Silly Sunday

    Posted on by Steve

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    Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs. The rules are simple, just have fun.

    This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

    Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!

    Post a joke.
    Link Up with the URL to your joke in the Linky Tools Widget.
    Read my joke.
    Leave a comment to tell me how much you enjoyed my joke.
    Try and visit a few others participating in Silly Sunday.




  • Feline Friday

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    Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..

    1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
    2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code
    3) paste the code under your cat picture
    4) add your name and link

    That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!




  • Hometown Hero – Deputy Sheriff James “Jimmy” Lake – E.O.W. 16 July 1992

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    Although Officer Lake was not killed on duty I ( aloong with his fellow Deputies) feel that he was killed because he was a law enforcement officer.)

    “Every workday, Cook County Deputy Sheriff James Lake Sr. ushered people accused of violent crimes into a Criminal Court courtroom.

    Crime even played a role in his off-duty hours. Lake`s Marquette Park neighborhood has been plagued with drug dealing, and his 29-year-old son, who has had several brushes with the law, was accused of shooting a teenager just a week ago.

    Early Thursday, the violence that surrounded Lake`s life helped to end it. He was shot at about 1 a.m. near his home in the 6000 block of South Campbell Avenue after he went to retrieve his dog in an alleyway.

    According to Brighton Park Area detectives, Lake was sitting on his porch with his girlfriend when gunshots rang out and the dog ran away. Lake reportedly ran after the dog and came back shouting, “They shot me, they shot me,“ said Sgt. Gerald Corless.

    A neighbor called police, but Lake died at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

    Lake, a widower, was the father of a daughter and three sons.”

    “Neighbors who knew James Lake Sr. said he had made up his mind to drive away the drug dealers who brazenly sell drugs on the block. These dealers would have had ample reason to shoot Lake, neighbors said, although they could not describe exactly what Lake had done to dispel the dealers other than to call police.

    “If they shoot a deputy sheriff, how safe am I?“ asked Nathan Spencer, 59, a Board of Education employee who lives on the block. “I talked to him just last week. He said he was not going to let drug pushers run him out of his area because his house was paid for. He was not afraid of them. It`s hard when the neighborhood is deteriorating before your eyes.“

    Spencer said several people shot at Lake a month ago when he was on his way home from work.”

    (Excerpts from the July 17, 1092 Chicago Tribune)



  • Sully Sunday

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    A young doctor moved out to a small community to replace a doctor who was retiring.

    The older doctor suggested that the young one accompany him on his rounds, so the community could become used to a new doctor.

    At the first house a woman complains, “I’ve been a little sick to my stomach.”

    The older doctor says, “Well, you’ve probably been overdoing the fresh fruit. Cut back on the amount you’ve been eating and see if that does the trick?”

    As they left, the younger man said, “You didn’t even examine that woman? How’d you come to the diagnosis so quickly?”

    “I didn’t have to. You noticed I dropped my stethoscope on the floor in there? When I bent over to pick it up, I noticed a half dozen banana peels in the trash. That was what probably was making her sick.”

    The younger doctor said “Pretty clever. If you don’t mind, I think I’ll try that at the next house.” Arriving at the next house, they spent several minutes talking with a younger woman. She said that she just didn’t have the energy she once did and said, “I’m feeling terribly run down lately.”

    “You’ve probably been doing too much for the church,” the younger doctor told her. “Perhaps you should cut back a bit and see if that helps.”

    As they left, the elder doctor said, “I know that woman well. Your diagnosis is most certainly correct, she’s very active in the church, but how did you arrive at it?”

    “I did what you did at the last house. I dropped my stethoscope and, when I bent down to retrieve it, I noticed the priest under the bed.

    Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs. The rules are simple, just have fun.

    This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

    Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!

    Post a joke.
    Link Up with the URL to your joke in the Linky Tools Widget.
    Read my joke.
    Leave a comment to tell me how much you enjoyed my joke.
    Try and visit a few others participating in Silly Sunday.




  • Imagine…

    Police and firefighters in Florida reached out to a boy and his mother after a post on social media caught the attention of the local community.



  • Feline Friday

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    Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..

    1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
    2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code
    3) paste the code under your cat picture
    4) add your name and link

    That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!




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