Archive for April, 2011
The world is in turmoil. War, politics, soaring gas and food prices, and devastating weather continue to consume the headlines and our minds. So I invite you to take a moment to relax. Daydream a bit. Visit places where the only hustle-bustle you’ll see are the thousands of fiddler crabs darting across the marsh mud. Or go to the beach and watch the pelicans glide gracefully overhead. Listen to the waves hit the sand, leaving behind sizzling sea foam and the occasional piece of odd-shaped driftwood.
But where can you go to see both the marsh and the beach? Well, hop in the car. Let’s take a drive out to Tybee Island, Ga. It’s one of the closest places to paradise this side of…well, paradise.
The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Officer J. Christopher Kilcullen
Eugene Oregon Police Department
April 22, 2011 – After a high-speed pursuit, Officer Kilcullen was shot and killed by the female driver as he approached her car. The woman originally fled because Officer Kilcullen had attempted to stop her for running a red light. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Deputy Sheriff Clifton Taylor, 31
Johnson County Texas Sheriff’s Office
April 23, 2011 – Deputy Clifton Taylor was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, police began a search of the property, attempting to locate the male suspect. Deputy Taylor was shot when he opened the door to a storage shed. He is survived by his fiancee, parents, and siblings.
Officer Daryl Hall, 34
St. Louis Missouri Police Department
April 24, 2011 – Officer Daryl Hall was shot three times during an exchange of gunfire with two men outside a nightclub. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. One of the suspects also died from gunshot wounds.