Weekly Honor Posts
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Sunday, July 26
Today’s Honor post goes to Officer Wesley Pierce with St. Louis County Police Department for saving the day while saving a life.
On July 12, 2020 Officer Pierce responded to a call of an unresponsive 1 week old. When he arrived the mother handed the unresponsive baby to the officer. Working with local dispatch Officer Pierce performed CPR and was able to revive the baby named Taylor.
Baby Taylor has a future today because of the response from Officer Pierce and teamwork that was performed that day. Nice work Officer Pierce, we are proud of you.
Monday, July 27
Today’s Honor post goes to the DC Fire and EMS crews that battled the recent blaze in the city and saved the day and a few furry residents.
On July 21, 2020 crews responded to a fire that broke out at a 2 story row house on the NW side. As firefighters arrived all residents had escaped the blaze but 6 dogs remained trapped.
As the firefighters rescued 5 of the 6 dogs a firefighter found the 6th dog lying unconscious near a table. After working together to give the dog water and oxygen the dog made a full recovery.
“Animals are part of people’s families and often very precious to them.”- Vito Maggiolo, Public Information Officer.
We agree and we also all agree you all are heroes and we thank you for your service.
Tuesday, July 28
Today’s Honor post goes to the Hingham Firefighters Local 2398 for standing for their brothers and sisters in Blue.
The town has requested the Thin Blue Line flag be removed from the fire truck. Some find the flag offensive and political in nature. The local 2398 begs to differ and offers this: The Thin Blue Line has existed for over 100 years. It represents and always will the line between order and chaos. Honoring the sacrifices made by the men and women of law enforcement is not political, period.
The support for our brothers and sisters in Blue is unwavering, the flag will continue to fly. The flags will have to be removed by someone other than a member of this union.
Nice work Hingham Fire Union, we stand with you.
Wednesday, July 29
Today’s o post goes to Officer Hubbard and Officer Helmer with the Allendale Police in the great state of New Jersey.
On a recent call on July 25, 2020 the officers were directing traffic and were alerted to a choking victim at a local eatery. A waiter observed a diner begin to choke and become unresponsive. Seeing the officers directing traffic the waiter alerted the officers to the victim and soon CPR was in progress. Working together the officers were able to revive the choking victim and returned to service.
We celebrate these officers for the good they do everyday and night, we honor them for their commitment to their profession. Nice work officers, you both are heroes.
Thursday, July 30
Today’s Honor post goes to the officers at O’Fallon Missouri Police Department for the continued effort on building mutual respect with their community.
On a recent traffic stop with a young driver the outcome was both respectful and professional. When the driver called his mother to let her know he had been stopped for a traffic violation she was naturally concerned. The driver was not as he did everything right during the traffic stop. After a brief discussion with Officer Stephenson he was on his way with a written warning.
The community of O’Fallon appreciates the police officers and the police department appreciates the community members.
In the next few weeks we will be announcing an exciting project that Honor and Respect will be involved with in O’Fallon. It will be another way to show support for each other while showing each other mutual respect.
Friday, July 31
Today’s Honor post goes to the Class of ‘95 with the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
25 years ago we all became brothers, committing ourselves to a higher purpose. I still feel honored to be able to work the street with the best cops in the metro.
Stay safe, Stay healthy and Stay faithful.
Saturday, August 1
Today’s Honor post goes to the Hiawatha Police K9 Unit for the dedication to their community.
Tomorrow, August 2 is the 8th Annual Hiawatha Police K9 Golf Outing at Hunters Ridge Golf Course in Marion. The K-9 unit established in 2005 has been funded and supported by generous donations from numerous individuals from the Cedar Rapids/Marion/Hiawatha metro area. This year there is a special ceremony celebrating the retirement of current canine RESO who has served since 2012. They will also introduce the newest member to the unit, canine KAYA who is currently in training.
All proceeds will benefit the K9 program to continue to grow and serve the community.
We are honored to have donated shoes, hats, apparel and more to this great benefit. Working together to support, encourage and serve the metro.