It was a beautiful Sunday, the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, and Amy Trombly and her three children spent the day shopping for Christmas presents in Lee, snacking on cupcakes and enjoying the warm weather.
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#70 May 29, 2014
OFF-DUTY COP RESCUES MAN FROM BURNING CAR, A 'CHRISTMAS DAY MIRACLE'
A bomb squad officer on his way to work and two civilians helped PULL A TRAPPED MAN FROM A BURNING STATION WAGON ON THE NORTHBOUND 405 FREEWAY IN SHERMAN OAKS ON WEDNESDAY, SAVING HIS LIFE, AUTHORITIES SAID.
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Don Thompson was southbound on the 405 on his way to work in the LAX area just before 2 p.m. when he saw the station wagon traveling on the northbound side crash into the center divider near the Ventura Boulevard exit, said LAPD spokesman Lt. Andy Neiman.
Thompson pulled over to the center median on the southbound side, jumped over the guardrail, opened the door of the car AND SAW A MAN IN HIS MID-TO-LATE 60S UNCONSCIOUS IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT.
"THE FIRE WAS STARTING TO SPREAD INSIDE THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT," NEIMAN SAID. "HE WAS ABLE TO CUT THE SEAT BELT WITH HIS KNIFE, PULLED THE GENTLEMAN OUT OF THE VEHICLE, AND TWO CITIZENS WHO ALSO STOPPED CAME UP AND ALSO ASSISTED IN PULLING THE DRIVER FURTHER AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE."
THE CAR WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES SHORTLY AFTERWARD.
The driver, who has not been identified, was transported to a hospital with moderate injuries, officials said.
Thompson, who wasn't on duty yet but in uniform, sustained first- and second-degree burns, abrasions to his hands and knees and suffered from smoke inhalation during the rescue. The 26-year department veteran was treated at the scene and then taken to an urgent care facility for his serious injuries.
"NOBODY WOULD HAVE SURVIVED THAT VEHICLE BASED ON WHAT THE (LOS ANGELES) FIRE DEPARTMENT OBSERVED WHEN THEY ARRIVED," Neiman said. "It truly is a Christmas Day miracle. It's the best gift that Officer Thompson and the gentleman in that car could have received that day."
#71 May 29, 2014
Or if you don't want to chance being stopped by the cops when visiting Pittsfield you can always come by rail where rumor has it a creepy naked creep has been seen crawling about the floors and into the toilet stalls in the ladies room at the train station in Pittsfield. Cheep thrills and chills and gangs and guns, and drugs and thugs, and grisly murder and mayhem, and 6:29 a.m.: burglary, 7:16 a.m.: burglary, 8:05 a.m.: burglary, 8:15 a.m.: burglary, 8:52 a.m.: burglary, 10:35 a.m.: burglary, all in the heart of Pittsfield's multi million $$$$$$$$$$ crime-free cultural sector, and of course, Third Thursday melees in the heart of beautiful downtown/up street Pittsfield where cops rumble with wild young things in the streets. The mayor should have new banners made announcing "Beautiful Pittsfield" Just as Safe as Syria.
#72 May 29, 2014
OFFICER JAMES NELSON
OFFICER NELSON LIKED TO SAY,“WHEN I GO OUT OF THIS WORLD, I WANT TO KNOW I MADE A DIFFERENCE.”
On the morning of September 11th, he did just that. Nelson enrolled in the Port Authority Police academy in 1984, and was part of the rescue efforts in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. During the 2001 attack,
NELSON WAS KILLED WHILE EVACUATING PEOPLE FROM THE 27TH FLOOR AFTER REFUSING TO LEAVE THE BUILDING AND THE PEOPLE WHO WERE STILL TRAPPED INSIDE.
#73 May 29, 2014
OFFICER RAMON SUAREZ
Officer Suarez was a physical fitness guru who also coached his daughter’s elementary track team. On the morning of September 11th, he heard the calls for help and responded by commadeering a taxi and racing to the scene.
OFFICER SUAREZ’S PHOTO WAS LATER PUBLISHED IN A PAPER THAT SHOWED HIM OUTSIDE THE WORLD TRADE CENTER RESCUING A DISTRAUGHT WOMAN. AFTER THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN OFFICER SUAREZ RACED BACK INTO THE SECOND TOWER, WHICH THEN COLLAPSED.
#74 May 29, 2014
OFFICER JOHN W PERRY
Officer Perry was not your typical Police officer. He was fluent in four different languages and was learning a fifth. He also ran in marathons and was an extra in Woody Allen films. On the morning of September 11th,…
OFFICER PERRY WAS FILING HIS RETIREMENT PAPERS AT THE PRECINCT so that he could become a medical malpractice lawyer.
AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE ATTACKS, PERRY RAN SEVERAL BLOCKS TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. BEFORE RUNNING INTO THE BUILDING, OFFICER PERRY HELPED A WOMAN WHO FAINTED. THE LAST ANYONE SAW OF PERRY WAS AS HE RAN INTO THE SOUTH TOWER. THEN IT COLLAPSED.
#75 May 29, 2014
OFFICER MOIRA SMITH
OFFICER SMITH WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO DIE IN THE ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER 11TH. MOIRA WAS TRYING TO RESCUE PEOPLE INSIDE THE SECOND TOWER WHEN IT COLLAPSED. OFFICER SMITH RESCUED SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT DAY AND IS CREDITED WITH SAVING NUMEROUS LIVES.
Officer Smith had been involved in the 1991 SUBWAY CRASH IN UNION SQUARE AND WAS HONORED WITH THE DISTINGUISHED DUTY MEDAL FOR THE DOZENS OF LIVES SHE SAVED ON THAT OCCASION AS WELL.
#76 May 29, 2014
OFFICER THOMAS JURGENS
Officer Jurgens was trained as a medic in the Army before signing on with the New York State Office of the courts. On September 11th, Officer Jurgens was inside the first tower.
AS THE TOWER’S STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY WORSENED, OFFICER JURGENS WAS WARNED TO GET OUT. THE LAST RADIO TRANSMISSION FROM JURGENS WAS:“THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE WHO NEED OUR HELP.”
#77 May 29, 2014
And just think of the multiple gun shots as fireworks celebrating beautiful Pittsfield. Beautiful Pittsfield, Just as Safe as Syria. And exciting too. A vibrant cesspool of vermin. 6:29 a.m.: Police investigate a burglary at Missions Bar & Tapas on North Street, in the heart of Pittsfield's multi million $$$$$$$$$$ cultural sector guarded by goose stepping cops on OT missions. 7:16 a.m.: Police investigate a burglary at The Marketplace on North Street, in the heart of Pittsfield multi million $$$$$$$$$$ cultural sector guarding by goose stepping cops on OT missions. 8:05 a.m.: Police conduct a follow-up investigation at Missions Bar & Tapas on North Street. 8:15 a.m. Police investigate a burglary on South Street. 8:52 a.m.: Police investigate a burglary at the beautiful safe Colonial Theater on South Street. Yes, The same Colonial Theater which will be hosting the former Boston Police Commissioner who will be talking about urban terrorism. 10:35 a.m.: Police investigate a past burglary at 7 Winter Steak House on Winter Street. I hope no sub-zero appliances were stolen.
#78 May 29, 2014
HEROIC COPS SAVE BLIND WOMAN FROM FLOOD WATERS
911: Where is she?
Caller: About four foot underwater.
Monday night the hero officers who made the save spoke exclusively with CBS 12 News.
When the rain came down hard Thursday night and continued into Friday there were serious consequences for places like Boynton Beach.
"The whole city was basically underwater," said Officer Evan Esteves.
Drivers were stalling out by the hundreds, police officers were closing down streets trying to keep some kind of order in all of this.
But during the middle of one of the most hectic shifts in a long time, officers Evan Esteves and Rocky Zavattaro saved the life of a blind wheelchair-bound woman.
It started with a call for help around 5 oclock Friday morning.
The officers returned to the area to talk about how it all went down, when every second mattered.
They helped a homeless woman stuck in flood waters in a wooded area along SW 8th Street in Boynton Beach.
We're told that the blind handicapped woman rescued is likely still in the hospital or at a shelter recovering.
#79 May 29, 2014
"HERO COP" MAKES SECOND RESCUE JUST DAYS APART
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8)- Just days after he helped save a family from a raging apartment fire in Clairemont, a heroic San Diego police officer is at it again.
This time, officer Zach Bradley pulled a suspected drunk driver out of her wrecked vehicle. An SUV flipped over and hit a natural gas meter on the side of an apartment building in Clairemont.
It happened just hours after Bradley wrapped up a press conference where he spoke about rescuing a woman and her two daughters as they jumped from a second-story building engulfed in flames Tuesday morning.
SAN DIEGO (CNS/CBS 8)- A San Diego police officer who helped two teen-aged girls and their mother trapped on the second story of their apartment building to escape during a raging fire Tuesday morning is being heralded a hero.
#80 May 29, 2014
This must be the officer who gave you the bad advice about going down on your mother. You should never use bengay on your face when you go between your mother legs. Yes and you had some on your fingers when you stuck one in her back door hole. My mother wouldn't have liked that either.
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