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    Many people enjoy making any police mistakes into big news...but the real big news is rarely every discussed. Like the Police Officers that risk it all to save others in the performance of their duties..this is such a case.


    A Wisconsin police officer is in critical condition after he was shot nine times at close range during a deadly attack on a Sikh temple, with his fellow officers saying he waved off their attempts to help him so they could attend to other victims. Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy, a 21-year veteran and a finalist to be police chief two years ago, is being called a hero for his selfless actions during the rampage.
    Police say gunman Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran and former leader of a white supremacist heavy metal band, unloaded a 9 mm handgun at the temple Sunday. They have not determined a motive for attack, which killed seven including the gunman and injured three, including Murphy.
    Murphy arrived with other officers within minutes on the scene of the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek.


    The Associated Press reports Murphy saw a victim lying in the parking lot and was tending to him when Page approached. Page shot Murphy at "very close range" nine times, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said.

    "He clearly was in a blaze of gunfire," said Dr. Gary Seabrook, director of surgical services at Froedtert Hospital, where Murphy and two other survivors were treated.


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    The men and women who volunteer to put their lives between the rest of us and the wolves are a cut above. And deserving of respect for the fact that while all others are fleeing danger, they run to the aid and defense of others. It is disgusting, frankly, that there is a segment in our society who will probably react to this with the quiet, pathetic thought that he got what he deserved for being a cop.

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    Well, I hope Murphy pulls through all right. He's a hero in my book.
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    Re: Cop critical after being shot nine times while trying to stop Sikh temple gunman

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    The men and women who volunteer to put their lives between the rest of us and the wolves are a cut above. And deserving of respect for the fact that while all others are fleeing danger, they run to the aid and defense of others. It is disgusting, frankly, that there is a segment in our society who will probably react to this with the quiet, pathetic thought that he got what he deserved for being a cop.
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    Yes, but it doesnt come near the stress of being in country, in a combat zone 24/7 for 13 mths at a time and tour after tour...and get confronted with some of the apathy of your fellow citizens...it pales actually....many marines become police officers...I guess they need the and R&R

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    I have quite a few friends who are first responders of one type or another (more cops than firefighters, I think, but just barely) - it's a natural switch, and I think they like the sense that they are still "home" in the company of men who Get It.

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    Re: Cop critical after being shot nine times while trying to stop Sikh temple gunman

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    The men and women who volunteer to put their lives between the rest of us and the wolves are a cut above. And deserving of respect for the fact that while all others are fleeing danger, they run to the aid and defense of others. It is disgusting, frankly, that there is a segment in our society who will probably react to this with the quiet, pathetic thought that he got what he deserved for being a cop.
    That has to be a very small number who would think that this officer got what the deserved. They can all go shove their heads up their arses along with anybody in this country marching around with the Nazi flag.

    The Good definitely won this one.

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    Re: Cop critical after being shot nine times while trying to stop Sikh temple gunman

    There was a thread titled 'Should soldiers be considered heros'. I ask now 'Should cops be considered heros' especially with 100 million guns in circulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    That has to be a very small number who would think that this officer got what the deserved. They can all go shove their heads up their arses along with anybody in this country marching around with the Nazi flag.
    I can only agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Obama hates cops Classy tie-in

    I'm assuming thats what the link said, it doesn't work.

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    When I read what this officer did, I was amazed. He managed to survive 9 gunshot wounds and still kill the shooter. Yeah, he's a hero. No doubt about it.

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