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Information on Operation 10 - 48 (Officer Needs Assistance)

Updated on January 18, 2010

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This is not my usual type of Hub. I am normally telling stories of idiots and morons. This time it's different. I am telling a story of good people. Since I have a small audience and a large chance of positive exposure on the internet, I thought I would put out a little information about a group of real police officers and their wives who possess the good will to help departments which aren't as well funded as they should be.

I know a few of my pen name "Ole Number One" followers are fellow law enforcement officers and would definitely be interested in at least knowing about these guys and their efforts.

The officers and their wives are as follows: Merandee and Joe Homan, and Kayse and Wes Brown. These four do it all when it comes to this organization.

10 - 48 is a police code, as far as I know, that is always the call for officer assistance or immediate back up to be en - route. Hence the term Operation 10-48 (Officer Needs Assistance). It is a non profit group based out of Jasper, Alabama. Jasper is located in Walker Co. about 20 miles Northwest of Birmingham.

On January 15, 2010 I had the good fortune to be the recipient of a ballistic vest (Bulletproof) from these guys. No strings attached, they simply donated it to me. I now, with great pride, wear it daily. It is a new Point Blank Level 2 vest, custom fit to my jolly specifications.

I along with every member of The City of Dora Police Department would like to thank Operation 10-48 for their efforts. If you need anything from us we stand ready.

At this time they are working from the Facebook page where you can gain information for donations and merchandise purchasing. I have provided that link below and will update as needed. You can also contact them via e-mail:

I have included a video about these guys from a local ABC affiliate, and a link to the supplier of the vest.


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    • Ole Number One profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Hyde 

      8 years ago from Louisiana

      Thanks, they will appreciate that.

    • ehern33 profile image


      8 years ago

      Excellent idea and will visit them to learn more. And one other thing, thanks for the service you provide.

    • RedElf profile image


      8 years ago from Canada

      Great cause - nice to meet you!


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