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RE: Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Well, all hope is not lost yet. Remember that shooting spree at a North Carolina nursing home a week ago that left eight people dead? Here’s how that ended:

The shooting spree was ended by 25-year-old Officer Justin Garner, who entered the nursing home alone as he responded to a 911 call. McKenzie said Garner, a training officer with more than four years on the Carthage force and a past winner of the department’s officer of the year award, knew he was headed into a perilous situation, but didn’t wait for back-up or a SWAT team to arrive.

“If that’s not heroism, I don’t know what is,” [Carthage, N.C. Police Chief] McKenzie said

I do wonder if part of the problem here is that we no longer celebrate and make an example of such heroic acts. So here’s to Officer Garner.

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