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Coppers and Sherriffs and Patrol Folks (remastered)

Updated on February 17, 2020
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An avid outdoorsman and trained in "first aid" Dierker has seen a lot of action around emergencies.

Policing

"Policing" really means to keep things all tidy and clean.
"Policing" really means to keep things all tidy and clean. | Source

First Responders

I always loved the phrase "if you are in trouble call a hippie". Still cracks me up and I did have a few years of being a hippie and a couple also on patrol. Let's just say I enjoy the humor and love the notion. So if you call for the cops, you might just get a hippie cop who only does it to fuel up his Volkswagen bus that he delivers food to homeless out of.

May I humbly suggest that if your house is on fire not to call your neighbor first to get out the hose, but rather 911 for firemen.

Some days are not as good as others. A bad crash right in front of me on the road back from my hiking. I did this deal and we paid good money for me to get re-certified in WEMT. (Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician) I think it was 911. Or maybe when my son was born. CPR and stitching someone up should be taught always. I guess they teach being sensitive these days.

My boy knows triage. You do get to hike in the Grand Canyon without knowing; breathing and bleeding, shock and dehydration and head trauma. Even when you are below 10. Nothing special really just mountain man stuff..

You do not have an ambulance. Arriving in under 12 minutes.

Saw Him In Phoenix. You Figure, Not My Job.

Just A Church

I walked here in 2001
I walked here in 2001 | Source

So Fast

I was pumping on his chest and holding my knee to staunch some blood going out. And blowing into his mouth.The Coppers, Sheriffs and Highway Patrol and firemen were there quicker than even a saint. Just get home and wash out the blood but do not let the boy and mom see it.

Patrolmen and Sheriff's deputies and police and firemen save lives so often. So all we see is that they killed someone.

I praise them. Young men and women sworn to protect and serve. Into fires they race. Into gunfire they respond. I am in there shadow.

They are the wind beneath our freedom.

Heroes Are Our People

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Ruby. Absolutely my views.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      What would we do without firemen, policemen, paramedics etc. They only show the bad cops on the nightly news. Thank God we have them...

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dana thank you. You have a great attitude. And true your comment is.

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      Dana Tate 

      24 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I always had and will continue to respect law enforcement and Firefighters. Of course there's a few bad apples in law enforcement but there are bad apples in every bunch; and the media doesn't mind destroying characters all for the sake of ratings. I'm proud that you and others appreciate what a selfless sacrifice they make in order for us to be safe.

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      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Fact on that Nithya.

      Our police here and firefighters make a lot more than teachers here though. Happily we do not actually underpay them. But this is Southern California.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      24 months ago from Dubai

      First responders who are committed to saving lives are like angels from heaven above. Hats off to all of them, they deserve a lot more than what they get for selfless service.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora, thank you much. I surely am appreciative of our fine public servants.

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      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Clive I have heard tell that down your way it could be true.

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      Dora Weithers 

      24 months ago from The Caribbean

      A meaningful tribute to life-savers who deserve it. I join you in praising and applauding these everyday heroes.

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      Clive Williams 

      24 months ago from Jamaica

      Health workers normally do great work. Can't say that much for coppers.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sam we have an old song out this way. It is a good one. Part goes, "Christ died to make men holy let us die to make men free" Isn't that cool? Love makes me free.

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      Tim Truzy 

      24 months ago from U.S.A.

      Thank you, Eric. This is so appropriate now. I have paramedics in my family, and every day they seek to deny death another soul. They are brave people. God bless you for racing into a building to save a man who was deaf. Great and thoughtful article from a loving and caring writer.

      Deepest respect,

      Tim

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      Sam Shepards 

      24 months ago from Europe

      Respect for our paramedics, police, and fire departments are at an all-time low in my country. Thank you for writing this one Eric.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Just a short one on gratitude Bill. Thank you. Perhaps there is not greater love than laying down one's life for another. I get teary.

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      William Kovacic 

      24 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      "Patrolmen and Sheriff's deputies and police and firemen save lives so often. So all we see is that they killed someone." How true, but also sad. Short but sweet, Buddy, and meaningful.

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      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Peace be upon you Linda. The best thing I ever did was running into a burning building for a deaf man that did not hear the alarm. A friend who taught me sign. We made it but two rescuers did not. Heroes. Next is coming up about Hot Shots.

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      Linda Lum 

      24 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, there are first responders and military in my family, and in my wide circle of friends. They run "to" when everyone else is running away.

      More than once paramedics have swooped into my home like angels and I can never express my gratitude enough.

      Thank you for reminding all of us the sacrifice that they make. They lay down their lives for total strangers.

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      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Elijah. Just a funny one for you and I. We carry our self into the clouds. But that makes our foot that holds, that keeps us tethered need to be full of gratitude. You make our souls well.

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      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill I am taking off in a bit.I am teaching fast acting care to teachers in my son's Vietnamese language school. They are not trained. The fun part is it will be done in front of kids. What a blast.

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      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Pamela thank you for service. I was a "Life" boy scout. only 5 merit badges from Eagle. I got drafted to teach "first aid" . Never got that Eagle scout. But one of my "students" saved a life of a best friend.

      My mom was a great nurse, Nurses treat people Docs treat illness.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      24 months ago from Washington DC

      Thanks for the "shout out", Eric, they do need someone to remind us that there is the side of everything we appreciate in mass (good) as well as what we disapprove of in mass (evil) so it is expedient that someone remind us of "the rest of the story" not publicly revealed.

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      Bill Holland 

      24 months ago from Olympia, WA

      They have jobs I would not have for any money, and there's a good reason for that....so criticizing the whole lot of them for the poor actions of a few would be highly hypocritical of me,and I try not to do that. :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      24 months ago from Sunny Florida

      First responders of any kind serve humanity in such a good way. They often save lives and we never hear about them. I had to call 911 one morning about 2 weeks ago for my 95 year old mother. She was extremely short of breath while on oxygen. The group of men that came in were impressive to say the least.

      As a RN for so many years, one of the things I did was teach CPR. I think everyone should learn as it is not that difficult. Thanks for a good article and great music Eric.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Liz, Worldwide we need honor.

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      Liz Westwood 

      24 months ago from UK

      We owe a great debt to those who work in the emergency services.

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