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He was friend of mine. I heard the news yesterday night on TV. I can't believe it. I felt like being in a dream or something.. Man, life just sucks, always the good ones that go away...

He was father of two girls, 10 and 12. His wife is an officer too. He had a good life, was very passinate to his work and this was his first perquisition in the anti drug squad. The bust was planned over the last year. Two people inside the house got arrested.

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mithuth said:
I'm sorry for your loss of a friend, and for his family's loss of a father/husband.
myself as well.

SETI20 said:
That's horrible.
I think only a couple of guys here can truly relate to this.
Your insensitivity with Charles leads me to believe you're not one of them...
 

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SETI20 said:
No I cannot.
I have lost friends, family. And that's all really sad.

A cop laying down his life while on duty is something only fellow policemen can relate to. Or so I imagine.
And I think my personal tragedies do not compare, and comparing them would be insulting.
A human being losing a life should NOT be something you compare to see which one is worse. To me thats insulting to the person who has passed.

Synoptic, may he rest in peace.
 

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It has nothing to do with who is worth more than another. All life is equally valuable.

However, I do believe there is a difference between losing a friend or family, and to losing someone you entrust with your life on a daily base. Literally.
You see the same bond between people in combat. "Regular" people can't relate to this.

Not all differences are value related. Red and blue are different. Is one better than the other?
 

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Reputing is pointless. No point in trying to make a point about how different lives are because all lives are different. A lot of things depend on who you are and your personal connection to other people. There are people in this world that would not care about what this thread is about and there are people that feel horrible even though they don't know the man.

To say "only a couple guys can truly relate to this" is, IMHO, selfish.

No need to reply to my comments. I'm not going to get this anymore off topic.
 

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I'm not turning this into another cops suck thread.

He man gave his life making our world better. I think that makes him special, in addition to being a father, friend, husband. If you don't agree...too bad.
I'm sick of the endless arguing just for arguments sake.
Especially this thread deserves better.
 

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I think there is a difference between the death of a cop and the death of a citizen. Not that one is any worse or better but that one willingly puts his life in danger. If average joe is walking down the street and gets mugged/stabbed or just has a heartattack well thats sad......but when a cop gets shot I think that people shouldn't be sad (although its our human nature and we will be) but we should be proud and see it as heroic.

but to be more on topic.......I wish his friends and family well. R.I.P.
 

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Gentlemen, if you cannot be civil, there WILL be repercussions... i don't care WHO you are.

This won't turn into another one of "those" threads.... i don't care how bad anyone wants to reply to anyone elses comment about you or what they think, or anyones lack of sensitivity... keep it clean and mutual in here. If you guys want to fight in private, AIM Yahoo, or any other IM software will assist you in your goals to make each other feel bad, and prove your e-thug worthyness.

What happened here truely is tragic. My prayers go out to this officers family.
 

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Yea, I get the impression Bas is saying its a terrible thing that happened, but we won't be hit nearly as hard by it as, say, the other officers that were raiding that drug house, that not only have to deal with the loss of a partner friend, ect, but now have to deal with the feelings of guilt like "I didn't protect my partner enough"
 

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rex2nr said:
Yea, I get the impression Bas is saying its a terrible thing that happened, but we won't be hit nearly as hard by it as, say, the other officers that were raiding that drug house, that not only have to deal with the loss of a partner friend, ect, but now have to deal with the feelings of guilt like "I didn't protect my partner enough"
That, and that folks who work in those situations (LE and Mil) have to face that kind of thing regularly, in not in fact, in thought, and that has it's own effect in the long term. At least that's how I took it.

Both our individual and group experiences deepens our sensitivity in some areas and dulls it in others, hence our often unique reactions to any given situation. Tolerance is not so much an ability to understand another, but rather the capacity to accept another the way they are without understanding. And understanding itself is difficult at best over the internet.

Synoptic, suddenly losing a friend like that, esp. one with a family, is truly a great blow. I know that dream feeling you mentioned, you have my condolences.
 
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