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Oldest serving cop in US dies at age 84
Yahoo News ^
| Thu Jun 4, 10:11 pm ET
| Allen Johnson
Posted on 06/05/2009 8:47:29 PM PDT by Yogafist
He used the same grit and determination that won him a Legion of Honor in 2004 for his role in the Normandy invasion that liberated France in World War II.
"The worst thing that ever happened (to me) was Omaha Beach," he told Agence France Presse in a 2006 interview. "(Katrina) was the second. I'll never forget Omaha Beach and I'll never forget this."
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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: cop; elderly; irs; leo; oldestcop
Impressive guy. I searched and didn't find this posted yet.
posted on 06/05/2009 8:47:29 PM PDT
posted on 06/05/2009 8:52:07 PM PDT
by Tired of Taxes
(Dad, I will always think of you.)
10-10 now, in God’s force.
posted on 06/05/2009 8:55:50 PM PDT
(When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
I imagine after, Omaha Beach, there was nothing that could have scared him. I don’t know if it is sadness or a blessing that he would pass before the next remembrance of D-Day but any surviving men like these deserve our thanks and gratitude. Were it not for their sacrifices, we wouldn’t have enjoyed the freedoms for 65 years that the Democrats now seek to destroy.
posted on 06/05/2009 8:56:10 PM PDT
(YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
posted on 06/05/2009 9:28:18 PM PDT
(~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
"Impressive and blessed!"
I admire this man for so many reasons. He lived his life in service of his fellow American...... all the way until the end. I too see myself as never retiring. I can't imagine just quitting work at a certain age, and then wasting time and money till I expire.
He really did live his life to the fullest, and I'm sure he had few if any regrets.
What a blessing!
posted on 06/05/2009 10:03:11 PM PDT
by Hillarys nightmare
(So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
Fidelis Ad Mortem... now RIP
posted on 06/05/2009 10:12:45 PM PDT
(I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
how many days was he from retirement?
posted on 06/06/2009 12:51:02 AM PDT
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