Timeline: Police Activity Since the Michael Brown Shooting
Written by Ben Pugh
As the media has narrowed it’s focus on the town of Ferguson and the actions of one police officer, many cop haters have used this incident as a rally cry, pointing out all that’s wrong with the police in America. If those people would shift their eyes to the full picture, they’d see a helluva lot of police officers doing good for their communities.
Here’s another timeline of police activity since the day of the Ferguson, MO shooting.
Saturday, August 9th
Kalamazoo, MI – Officer Jason Gates pulls over a woman who ran a red light, and finds her choking behind the wheel. He uses the heimlich maneuver and saves her.
Sunday, August 10th
Kansas City, MO – Officer J. Krebs challenges neighborhood kids to a dance-off. He performed admirably, but lost. Sorry, but this video is not available here. Go to UniformStories.com for the whole article and video.
Monday, August 11th
Cliffside Park, NJ – Patrolmen Nick Francolic, Scott Young and Yakup Zoklu rescued three people from the roof of a two-story home that caught fire.
Tuesday, August 12th
Bethlehem, PA – Officers Blake Kuntz and Michael DiLuzio saved a distraught man and his 3-year-old son as the man threatened to jump off of a seven-story garage. They convinced the father to release the boy and then tackled the man as he tried to jump.
Wednesday, August 13th
Charlestown, RI – Police sergeant Philip Gingerella swam through 12-foot waves in order to save a man who was caught in a rip current at Blue Shutters Town Beach.
Thursday, August 14th
Fort Myers, FL – Officer Gil Benitez responded to a 911 call where a man in a motorized wheelchair became stranded due to a torrential storm. Officer Benitez weathered the elements, including heavy rain and lightning while pushing the man to safety over a city block away.
Friday, August 15th
St. George, UT – Sgt. Kurt Bowen came across a pit bull who had been shot with an arrow. He quickly rushed the dog to Ivins City Animal Shelter where the dog underwent a three-hour emergency surgery. The dog is now recovering.
Saturday, August 16th
Buffalo, NY – An unnamed officer stops to help an elderly resident clean her yard, simply because he cares.
Sunday, August 17th
Waco, TX – Officers Ray and Seaman liberated a baby deer from inside a house.
Monday, August 18th
New York, NY – NYPD Police Officer Michael Leone helped save an unconscious man in Manhattan’s Union Square Park. He began chest compressions until the arrival of EMS. The man was rushed to a local hospital where he is recovering and listed in stable condition.
Tuesday, August 19th
Elk Grove, CA – Officer Dan Templeton was off duty when he was flagged down by a couple who couldn’t make it to the hospital for the delivery of their baby. Templeton sprang into action and helped deliver their baby in a tire store parking lot.
Wednesday, August 20th
Ferguson, MO – Three Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers noticed a basketball hoop on Ellison Drive without a net, and without a basketball. The troopers decided they wanted to do something for the neighborhood, so they used their own money and bought a net and ball, and installed the net for the kids.
Thursday, August 21st
Burien, WA – Officers from Seattle to Snohomish and Forks to Ferndale promoted 34 kid cops to “Chief for a day”. The kid cops in mini uniforms suffer terminal or chronic illnesses.
Friday, August 22nd
The day is early, but here’s my prediction: Some good things have happened today and some bad. Chances are, if you tune into the first five minutes of the news tonight, you’re only going to see the bad.
Special thanks to our friends at Stop the Cop Haters Facebook Page for shining a light on many of these stories.
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