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My Gratitude To Some Good Cops

Updated on September 10, 2011
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A Gringo who moved to Puerto Rico, Greg loves writing about the island he now resides on. He and Maria also wrote several bilingual books...

A recent hub I published:

Controlled Rage

described how I was unhappy with the Dallas County, Missouri sheriff's department.

Well, I must totally eat my words this morning.

Yes, my friends and family------------


My 3 year old Grandson is back home where we know he is safe and sound. All Praises to Jesus Christ and Our Father God. Thank you for all of your prayers! God heard them all and He took complete control.

We had quite an ordeal, and I dare not go into all the particulars until all legal matters are handled.

My daughter, Amy gained custody papers and we made the long drive to Buffalo, Missouri again. We went straight to the sheriff's department and was greeted by a very professional man. His name was Rick Sharp and I commend him on his treatment of us and his quick and courteous service to us.

Not long after we arrived a deputy pulled up and asked us how he could help us. We showed him the papers and he said to my daughter, "Let's go get your son".

I again must reiterate that I cannot go deep into what happened for legal reasons, but I will tell you I videotaped the whole thing and as soon as my daughter awakens, she will have to be taken to the hospital. Her ankle is the size of a small watermelon.

I owe that deputy that escorted us out there my deepest gratitude. There was a lot of drama and he was on top of every bit of it. He carried my daughter after the leg injury and he made sure that Elijah, Amy and I were away and safe.

I thank you kind sir.

That TOP COP's picture is below and below that is the links to Dallas County Sheriff Dept. They deserve some big thanks for what they did--If you have a bit of time-will you give these good folks who serve and protect some of  your love?

Dallas County Deputy Larry Zeolia

The link is this top cop's email address.
The link is this top cop's email address. | Source


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      7 years ago

      This is my dad!!

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      7 years ago

      Great news Froggy and praise God!!

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      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Yes sir, she is doing better. I again thank you, I don't think this old man could have carried her.

      In my opinion, you went above and beyond and I am proud to have had the opportunity to meet you.

      Thanks again!

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      Deputy Zeolia 182 Dallas County 

      7 years ago

      Hello Amy and Grampa, It is not very often that we get praised for doing our job.

      I was totally surprised to see this in my Sheriff's email.

      I hope Amy is doing better with her ankle. I must admit, it was hard on an old man carrying her to your truck lol.

      Anyway, thanks for the comments, but I was only doing my job and was glad to be able to reunite a mother and son.

      Take care God Bless.... Deputy Zeolia, if I can be of service in the future don't hesitate to contact me via email or in person, Larry

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      7 years ago from New York State

      thats wonderful news too hear, God bless you and your family.

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      Granny's House 

      7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      WOW! Great news. I am so happy for you and your family

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      7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      froggy Hello brother Prayer is the key to the kingdom Praise God Thank you so much for sharing this most wonderful precious news with us. God is so amazing love. I am elated for you. I love you froggy and I will send a bit of gratitude using the link. May God keep shining his favor on you and yours. Have a wonderful thanksgiving. How awesome it will be hey. Hugs Galore my precious brother in Christ. Love to ALL

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Thank you for posting the good along with the ugly. I've been praying for you and your family and will continue to pray for your daughter's speedy recovery and for the ongoing safety for all concerned. May God bless and protect you all and most especially, young Elijah.

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      7 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

      Praise God Froggy dear, so thrilled to hear of Elijah's homecoming. I will be praying for your daughters quick recovery and that protection will surround your family and home. Blessings and look forward to another good report!!

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Congrats! And God bless you!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      When we have Faith HE works wonders. I am so glad for you as you have come a long, long way my friend...NEVER FORGET..and Thanks to the brave police that helped...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      We are getting the swelling down. She will be ok I think

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      Rachel Woodruff 

      7 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      I am sorry that your daughter got hurt but I am so thankful that she got her baby back. God Bless you all. This is truly wonderful news.


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