Stillwater police officer dies after ...

Stillwater police officer dies after suffering rare illness

There are 56 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 14, 2009, titled Stillwater police officer dies after suffering rare illness. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Officer Brienne Heroux of the Stillwater Police Department died Sunday night at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, after suffering from complications due to a rare syndrome that affects pregnant women.

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Thin Blue Line

Minneapolis, MN

#79 Sep 15, 2009
To all the people on here griping about the use of city gas to pay for the procession to escort Bri home, I'm guessing you have no problem using tax dollars to pay for the food, housing, cable tv, and transportation, for the people who are too stupid or lazy to provide these things for themselves. What pathetic excuses for human beings. RIP Bri, you brought your son into the world before going home. Well Done.
Thin Blue Line

Saint Paul, MN

#81 Sep 15, 2009
Ron Ryan Jr wrote:
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Well here's another bitter cop who would rather take the public's money to pay for a non service related funeral than dip into his own pocket and help her family out. Why in the world I want to use tax dollars to pay for the food, housing, cable tv, and transportation, for the people who are too stupid or lazy to provide these things for themselves. I think eveyone should pay their own way - especially public servants and quit sucking off the public teat. You're the one probably puttng in for OT to attend the funeral.
How do you know I haven't dipped into my own pocket? How do you know we get to go the funeral on overtime? The fact is I don't you boob. I'm actually taking vacation so I can attend.

Also, when you write a post, please try to write it at a third grade level. I may be wrong but it wouldn't suprise me if you wanted to be a cop but couldn't hack it? Now you are bitter....poor baby.
Ken

Saint Paul, MN

#85 Sep 15, 2009
Thin Blue Line wrote:
To all the people on here griping about the use of city gas to pay for the procession to escort Bri home, I'm guessing you have no problem using tax dollars to pay for the food, housing, cable tv, and transportation, for the people who are too stupid or lazy to provide these things for themselves. What pathetic excuses for human beings. RIP Bri, you brought your son into the world before going home. Well Done.
Well said.
Saddened by humanity

Minneapolis, MN

#86 Sep 15, 2009
In case you forgot the point of this thread, it is about a woman who died...giving birth. This miracle that allowed you to enter the world. Your lack of tact and grace is a disgrace to your mother. You should be ashamed of your behavior. Your opinions on matters unrelated to the point of the story are irrevelant here. Rest in Peace dear Bri...
Thin Blue Line

Saint Paul, MN

#88 Sep 15, 2009
45Kimber wrote:
<quoted text> I find it pretty typical of how cops react as a cop when someone disagrees with you. And last when people on here go after spelling ect.... it's because they have lot the battle on the thread.
"lot the battle on the thread" ???? English please
KATMD

Churchton, MD

#89 Sep 15, 2009
Saddened by humanity wrote:
In case you forgot the point of this thread, it is about a woman who died...giving birth. This miracle that allowed you to enter the world. Your lack of tact and grace is a disgrace to your mother. You should be ashamed of your behavior. Your opinions on matters unrelated to the point of the story are irrevelant here. Rest in Peace dear Bri...
I could not agree more....
linokid

Saint Paul, MN

#90 Sep 15, 2009
Gary from Plymouth wrote:
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I work for a large private company in the Twin Cities area. In 2003, my wife was killed when she was hit by a drunk driver as she jogged along a road whiel we vacationed on the east coast. I notified my company as I would not be back to work as scheduled.
My company flew some co-workers, my wife's family and some of her friends out east to accompany my wife back to Minnesota. I never saw a bill. It was an immense kindness and I am eternally grateful to my company for doing this. I remain a grateful and dedicated employee to the company. As a happy employee, I know I contribute more time and effort to making my company strong.
You--almost undoubtedly--helped pay for this as well as you likely use this company on an almost daily basis.
Companies that do kindnesses for their employees who are grieving foster better employees, even more dedicated to their jobs. In the end, it makes good business sense.
I don't recall anyone telling my company that taking care of their employees was a bad business decision. Given the relative importance of police officers in my life, I am glad that the police leaders who authorized this fine young woman's colleagues to escort her had the foresight to treat their employees well. I am confident that those employees will be even more dedicated to their important jobs.
Thank you, police leaders for having the courage to do right by your employees.
Sorry you lost your wife. Thank you for being intelligent in your retort and not resorting to calling names like a few in here, even a couple that might be cops. I think you work for a great company and are fortunate to have that support. The difference is out government is broke and we can find ways to spend and justify money spending all day. Just so happens this is a sensitive subject to some, for obvious reasons it is sad, and it will be on the families hearts forever. Sure in a time of sorrow you got some jerk spurting out about money, sorry. One point of interest when my mother died of natural causes, my sister standing in the background screaming, I had a very uncaring rude cop on the phone. Cop didnt give two craps bout my mom dying tell me to have a heart. Matter of fact i was trying to help him deal with my sister long distance when he hung up on me. Been there done that.
Alan Simpson

Saint Paul, MN

#93 Sep 15, 2009
Thin Blue Line wrote:
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Alan...you're a boob. You show some class and respect the dead.
You just proved me right. I know your type.
Had to say something

Saint Paul, MN

#95 Sep 15, 2009
Lazer wrote:
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Woof Woof
Way to change your name you coward. We all know Lazer was Tim Jones Dog, also serving to protect people. He as you know also died in the line of duty. Again...Shame on you. Let the police who you don't even know rest in peace. Again, no one cares what insensitive message you are trying to send.
Cathleen Anderson

Saint Paul, MN

#96 Sep 16, 2009
I am sorry this woman died. My thoughts are with the family and community.

HELLP Syndrome is not rare as it occurs in approximately 1 out of every 150 childbirths. The author did the public a huge disservice by classifying this serious condition as rare.
Friend of a Friend

Saint Paul, MN

#97 Sep 16, 2009
Okay seriously....her family is reading this and the people on here that want to gripe about the money....grow up. How do you know that each one of those officers didn't put their own money in their gas tank to do this? You don't...and yes you could argue that they didn't but reality is, none of us knows and really it isn't our business....The point of this news story was to make all aware of this syndrome so that no one else has to die from it....it was also to honor a very wonderful person...if you don't like it...than don't post. I am so fed up with the lack of intelligence and humanity that people have. Start respecting people...sounds to me like those that are complaining are just wanting to have something to complain about and have nothing better to do with their time. Get a life and find something to do.
Amy K

Saint Paul, MN

#99 Sep 16, 2009
linokid wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry you lost your wife. Thank you for being intelligent in your retort and not resorting to calling names like a few in here, even a couple that might be cops. I think you work for a great company and are fortunate to have that support. The difference is out government is broke and we can find ways to spend and justify money spending all day. Just so happens this is a sensitive subject to some, for obvious reasons it is sad, and it will be on the families hearts forever. Sure in a time of sorrow you got some jerk spurting out about money, sorry. One point of interest when my mother died of natural causes, my sister standing in the background screaming, I had a very uncaring rude cop on the phone. Cop didnt give two craps bout my mom dying tell me to have a heart. Matter of fact i was trying to help him deal with my sister long distance when he hung up on me. Been there done that.
So that is why you always fume your vile putrid noxious hatred for officers in every thread you can, even ravashing a mother who died in childbirth. You should have grown out of your obnoxious fetid hatred by now though. Just a thought.
linokid

Saint Paul, MN

#100 Sep 16, 2009
Amy K wrote:
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So that is why you always fume your vile putrid noxious hatred for officers in every thread you can, even ravashing a mother who died in childbirth. You should have grown out of your obnoxious fetid hatred by now though. Just a thought.
What are you smoking?
linokid

Saint Paul, MN

#101 Sep 16, 2009
Amy K wrote:
<quoted text>
So that is why you always fume your vile putrid noxious hatred for officers in every thread you can, even ravashing a mother who died in childbirth. You should have grown out of your obnoxious fetid hatred by now though. Just a thought.
still laughing, vile putrid noxious for officers, must have typed that in my sleep, cause I dont have vile and all that other stuff towards cops. You my darling are funny you got all that out of me, All i did was question the spending of tax dollars, once again nothing was said by me about this lady or her husband or anybody she has worked for or with the last 20 years. Quit making stuff up you sound looney.
Tony Bouza

Saint Paul, MN

#102 Sep 16, 2009
linokid wrote:
<quoted text>still laughing, vile putrid noxious for officers, must have typed that in my sleep, cause I dont have vile and all that other stuff towards cops. You my darling are funny you got all that out of me, All i did was question the spending of tax dollars, once again nothing was said by me about this lady or her husband or anybody she has worked for or with the last 20 years. Quit making stuff up you sound looney.
I couldn't agree wth you more!
Friend of a Friend

Saint Paul, MN

#103 Sep 17, 2009
Yep I am clueless, but I'm not the one that is using this thread for their own purpose of bad mouthing the police because they chose to do something in remembrance of a fellow officer whom they had grown to respect. Give it a rest....if anyone is clueless it is those that have to keep on bad mouthing....lets just give the family and friends respect and find a different place on the internet to vent our feelings of dislike, after all would you want your family to read this if it was about you? Everyone has the right to feel how they feel and that is fine, but when it comes down to it, this wasn't the best place to start an argument over who is paying for the gas in their cars so they could escort one of their own home....it is done and over with so let it be....and if you still have a problem with it, take it up with the police themselves, don't sit on here and rant about it, because all you are doing is starting drama...and I don't know about the rest of you, but I have enough drama in my life to keep me busy without having to have more...than again maybe I like to keep responding to this thread because I have nothing better to do than try and defend a classmate and a wonderful person...
Mrs R

Saint Paul, MN

#104 Sep 17, 2009
linokid wrote:
<quoted text>still laughing, vile putrid noxious for officers, must have typed that in my sleep, cause I dont have vile and all that other stuff towards cops. You my darling are funny you got all that out of me, All i did was question the spending of tax dollars, once again nothing was said by me about this lady or her husband or anybody she has worked for or with the last 20 years. Quit making stuff up you sound looney.
You sound like a heartless liberal feminized wussy boy always crying about some cop who schooled you way back then who can't get over it. Have fun with that chip on your shoulder.
linokid

Saint Paul, MN

#105 Sep 17, 2009
Mrs R wrote:
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You sound like a heartless liberal feminized wussy boy always crying about some cop who schooled you way back then who can't get over it. Have fun with that chip on your shoulder.
lmao how you know me
Friend of a Friend

Saint Paul, MN

#106 Sep 17, 2009
One more thing and than I am completely done with this thread....those of you who want to complain about these police officers who used their cars to escort one of theirs back to her home, is this how you feel when the military does the same thing? I mean there really isn't a difference...they are both in the line of duty that works to protect you and your rights. So if this is how you feel about this story, I would really hate to see what you put whenever a soldier is escorted back home.
There off my soap box...I am going to go back to my life and saying prayers for this family that had to go through this...I just pray that you who have complained never have to endure such criticism and harshness like you have imposed in your posts. RIP Bri....Your memory will forever be kept alive in those that knew you and in your son.
One of your high school classmates
Mike

Saint Paul, MN

#107 Sep 17, 2009
Friend of a Friend wrote:
One more thing and than I am completely done with this thread....those of you who want to complain about these police officers who used their cars to escort one of theirs back to her home, is this how you feel when the military does the same thing? I mean there really isn't a difference...they are both in the line of duty that works to protect you and your rights. So if this is how you feel about this story, I would really hate to see what you put whenever a soldier is escorted back home.
There off my soap box...I am going to go back to my life and saying prayers for this family that had to go through this...I just pray that you who have complained never have to endure such criticism and harshness like you have imposed in your posts. RIP Bri....Your memory will forever be kept alive in those that knew you and in your son.
One of your high school classmates
How on earth could you possibly compare the death of a cop to a military death?

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