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In Memoriam

Posted in bereavement, Death, Funeral, Gratitude, Grief, Heroism, Hope, Law Enforcement, Life, Mourning, Remembrance, Tragic death on December 27, 2014 by Morguie
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“It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived.”
—Vivian Eney Cross, Survivor

 

“In valor there is hope.”
—Tacitus

Where Is The Outrage?

Posted in bereavement, Death, Grief, Law Enforcement, Loss, Mourning, Personal Opinion, Politics, Thought For Today, Tragic death with tags , , , , on December 21, 2014 by Morguie

Sad, sad day…2 cops cut down in execution-style shooting in NYC…for perpetrating the heinous act of attempting to eat lunch in their patrol car.

Where is Obama today? His phone doesn’t work? His mouth unable to speak to this?

Where is the outrage today?

The silence is deafening….

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So Thankful and Incredibly Blessed

Posted in American Military, Animals, Children, Faith, Family, FOOD, Friendship, Gratitude, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Kindness, Law Enforcement, Life, Love, Luxury, Mortuary Management magazine, Musing, Pets, Relationships, Sheldon the Tortoise, Tradition, Veterans, Wisdom with tags , on November 26, 2014 by Morguie
For All of these and so much more…

 

So many wonderful things to be thankful for, every  day!

 

My Heavenly Creator, from Whom all things come, including my free will;    035

 

My family;

 

my  Sweetheart, the life we’ve made together, the love we share, and the good times we’ve had;

 

my caring and supportive friends;

 

Wise mentors who lend perspective to widen my views;

 

Good Samaritans and unnamed others whose words and deeds came when hope was low;

 

my health, home, and sustenance of daily life;

 

blessings and extra comforts so many others deserve but do not have;

 

a life with a sense of purpose, using my writing talent here

 

and in a leading funeral trade journal;

 

the love and encouragement  I receive from so many people;

 

hope, forgiveness, compassion, and humility;

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a little mouse to inspire me, lend a voice to my thoughts, and tell the world my story,

even if he isn’t exactly ‘real;’     🙂

 

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the service men and women who bravely defend my country;

 

peace officers, medics, and fire dept. people keeping safety and order around me;

 

Sheldon, my tortoise;

 

Shadow, my loyal angel-dog;

 

self-control and patience for Hunter, the devil-pup 😛

 

and a life of special memories, experiences, and meaningful lessons;

 

that I was born in America, the Land of The Free,

 

where these things are mine to enjoy without fear, torture, or retribution

 

and most of all—

 

a heart to fully cherish, love, and feel SO MUCH for ALL of the above.

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to All. We have certainly been blessed to call you friends.

 

CJ and Morguie

©C.S. Thompson, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

The Unexpected Special Heroes

Posted in American Military, Animals, bereavement, Cemetery, D-Day, Death, Eulogy, Faith, Funeral, Gratitude, Grief, Heroism, History, Holidays, K-9 officers, Korean War, Law Enforcement, Life, Loss, Love, Memorialization, Military Dogs, Mourning, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Pets, Relationships, Remembrance, Soldiers, Thought For Today, Tradition, Tragic death, Veterans, Video Clips, Vietnam War, WAR, WWII on June 8, 2014 by Morguie

oursoldiers Although May is the traditional month given to the remembrance of the fallen, those enlisted men and women who died while serving and defending their countries, we wanted to remind folks that everyone’s  gratitude is encouraged every day.  

We believe it is so easy to forget and take for granted basic freedoms and domestic security  we enjoy in the homeland and abroad.   A quick, personal conscious reflection upon this helps make us more aware of the people who handle these worries and dangers so that the rest of us may go about our lives in peace. And it underscores our debt of gratitude and appreciation owed for this assurance of security, liberty, and  freedom to pursue our personal happiness in attaining dreams we envision for ourselves.

  Let us never forget: freedom comes with a heavy price — the lives of countless countrymen and patriots.

The full month of May is actually dedicated to those in enlisted service here in America. The Armed Forces of all branches of our defense are acknowledged and recognized for the active duty personnel; Memorial Day acknowledging those who’ve died, of course.

 

Even though it is now June, we wanted to pay honor and tribute to the dogs who serve as soldiers and police officersin this post.

 

These dogs are highly trained and specialize in tasks which expose them to some of the most hazardous duties that no man is capable of doing. The cop or soldier who handles the dog is indeed the partner of the animal throughout his service.  Sometimes they die together on the job. They are partners until the end, usually.

We wanted to pay tribute to the dog-soldiers with the following clip.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

 

 

It is also the month to remember those who lose their lives protecting and serving on police duty; those who put their lives on the line in the name of public safety here at home.

A favorite fellow blogger, Samina, dedicates her blog to the police and public safety officers’ support. She features  some very interesting posts about the K 9 dogs, including some really cute pics!

 

 

From the “Officer Down Memorial Page” (www.odmp.org/k9), these are the K 9 officers lost in 2014,  all died due to causes which came about as they were on-duty, working.  “EOW” means End of Watch/Date of Death

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch Police, Michigan K9 Remi Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch Police, MI EOW: Monday, January 13, 2014 Cause of Death: Automobile                    accident

Davie County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina K9 Gorky Davie County Sheriff’s Office, NC EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Cause of Death: Gunfire

Petersburg Police Department, Virginia K9 Jager Petersburg Police Department, VA EOW: Monday, January 27, 2014 Cause of Death: Fall

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania K9 Rocco Pittsburgh Police Department, PA EOW: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Cause of Death: Stabbed

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government K9 Maros United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, US EOW: Wednesday, March               12, 2014 Cause of Death: Gunfire

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon K9 Mick Portland Police Bureau, OR EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Cause of Death: Gunfire

Worcester County Sheriff's Office, Maryland K9 Ike Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, MD EOW: Saturday, May 3, 2014 Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2014?ref=sidebar#ixzz3424waR2d

k9graveLVsun3  Officer Down is a large compiled database of those police killed in the line of duty in U.S. with records going back to the 1800’s, perhaps further. It is a worthwhile place to visit.

 

Hugs,  CJ and Morguie

© C.S. Thompson, 2014.

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