Weekly Honor Posts
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Sunday, November 22
Today’s (November 22) #Honor post goes to Lt. Franklin Macon as he was recently recognized for his service with his 2nd Congressional Medal. This medal is for his service with the WWII Civil Air Patrol.
Lt. Macon received his first Congressional Medal for his service as as an original Tuskegee Airmen. The journey for Lt. Macon and other Black airmen at the time, while difficult was an honorable one and just as important one deserving of high recognition.
The 97 year old Lt. Macon is one of less than 12 surviving Tuskegee Airmen today, and only two including Macon live in Colorado.
Congratulations Lt. Macon and we are proud of you sir.
Monday, November 23
Today’s (November 23) #Honor post goes to the La Habra Police Memorial Foundation, Inc. for their commitment in honoring courage and heroism.
This 501 (c) (3) non profit is dedicated to assisting the surviving family members of law enforcement and public safety officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The foundation also assists during times of catastrophic situations, illnesses and other times of need.
This dedicated group of volunteer board members, committee members and community partners strive to improve the lives of surviving family members of fallen police officers.
As they rely heavily on tax deductible donations we are partnering with them. They share our vision of helping our nation’s heroes.
As we “pass through the hills” together to help our surviving family members of law enforcement officers let us support a great organization in La Habra PMF.
Tuesday, November 24
Today’s (November 24) #Honor post goes to Officer Greg Smith with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department for doing what he can for the safety of others.
Recently Officer Smith went to Lawndale Heights and handed out 1,200 masks to the residents. The residents were very grateful for the masks and Officer Smith’s service.
It was quoted “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. “-Arthur Ashe. Officer Smith you did exactly that and we are proud of you.
Wednesday, November 25
Today’s (November 25) #Honor post goes to the US Border Patrol for saving and securing all in the same day.
On November 19, 2020 agents received information on the possible whereabouts of a missing and endangered woman. Agents responded to the area in Maine and located both the woman and a man that was with her. Conducting routine checks they learned the man was a fugitive and wanted on a warrant for failing to register as a sex offender.
The woman was transported to a safe location to be reconnected with family and the man was being held waiting for extradition.
This will be a special Thanksgiving for the missing woman who has now been safely located. We are thankful for the U.S. Border Patrol and we wish them all a Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 26
Today’s (November 26) #Honor post goes to the officers at the City of Alliance Police Department for diving in to save a now very “Thankful” woman.
On November 23, 2020 Officer Tussey, Officer Tallman, Officer Rose, Officer McCord and Officer Amabeli responded to the Mahoning River on the report of a submerged vehicle. When they arrived officers realized that quick actions were necessary to save the woman. Working together one officer entered the freezing water while other officers held onto him. The officer in the water broke the window out and was able to get the woman out of the car and onto the river bank.
“Her car was almost full of water when the officers pulled her out of the river,”-Lt. Dave Bair. “If these officers had been late by 30 seconds, I don’t know if she would be here.”
We are thankful for these officers, thankful for the actions they took to save this woman and thankful for the nearly 900,000 hard working cops serving and saving this Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27
Today’s (November 27) #Honor post goes to Officer Claibourne with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
On October 27, 2020 Officer Claibourne was investigating an auto accident at a nearby gas station when he was approached by another vehicle. As the vehicle got closer the driver exited the car and pleaded for the officers help. The drivers 9 month old son was gasping for air and the driver handed the baby to the officer.
Letting his training take over the officer began to assess and immediately perform live saving measures. “I gave the baby one good smack on its back and immediately the baby started coughing and crying.” Claibourne said.
We are proud of you Officer Claibourne and you are appreciated.
Today’s (November 28) #Honor post goes to Officer Klingbeil and Corporal Ebertowski with the Grand Forks Police Department for safely returning a Dalmatian puppy to the rightful owner.
On November 27, 2020 the officers were sent to Pets R Inn on a report of a theft of the puppy. The officers learned sometime during the shopping frenzy someone had taken the young dog from the store. The officers relying on their “keen instincts” were able to locate the pup unharmed and also secure the suspect in the theft.
There is a possibility that the suspect thought the day after Thanksgiving was “Free Friday” but the officers were able to correct that in record time.
Nice work officers, we are proud of you and the young pup will always be able to show his true colors of Black, White and for a family in the future.