Archive for October, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Weekend Road Trip: What’s Under That Bridge?

Have you ever been driving along the highway, passed over a bridge, and wondered what was below? Well, I satisfied my curiosity last weekend by exploring beneath a bridge in coastal Georgia. What I found was a collection of docked shrimp boats (and other watercraft) and the remnants of old waterfront buildings. Their foundations were made of oyster shells and mortar.

Very tranquil, and well worth the stop.

PostHeaderIcon Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of each of these brave officers.

Sergeant Timothy Prunty, 44

Shreveport Louisiana Police Department

October 24, 2010 – Sergeant Tim Prunty was shot and killed in an ambush style attack. He had just completed a check on a business and was standing near his car talking to the owner when a man drove up and opened fire on him. Although Sgt. Prunty was struck multiple times he was able to return fire before collapsing to the ground.

Sgt. Prunty is survived by his twin brother, also an officer with the department.

Funeral procession for Sgt. Prunty

Officer John Abraham, 37

Teaneck New Jersey Police Department

October 25, 2010 – Officer John Abraham was killed when his car collided with a utility pole. He is survived by his wife and son.

Deputy Sheriff Odell McDuffie Jr., 43

Liberty County Texas Sheriff’s Department

October 25, 2010 – Deputy Sheriff Odell McDuffie, Jr. was killed when his patrol car left the highway and struck a grove of trees. He is remembered by his fellow officers as a gentle giant who used his infectious smile rather than force to calm tense situations. Deputy McDuffie is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Captain George Green, 56

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

October 26, 2010 – Captain George Green was killed when a dump truck slammed into the side of his patrol car. Captain Green had served 31 years with the department and was six months from retirement.

Lieutenant Jose A. Cordova-MontaƱez

Puerto Rico Police Department

October 26, 2010 – Lt. Jose Cordova-MontaƱez was shot and killed while off duty when he attempted to intervene during an armed robbery. He leaves behind his wife, four children, and several grandchildren.

Officer Christopher A. Wilson, 50

San Diego California Police Department

October 27, 2010 – Officer Christopher Wilson was killed during an intense gun battle that began after officers attempted to arrest a wanted suspect. A police K-9 was also wounded during the incident. Officer Wilson is survived by his son and daughter.

A police investigator marks evidence at the scene where Officer Wilson was fatally shot – LA Times photo

- Thanks to ODMP

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