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"Today, I will not answer the radio call that your boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again. Today I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school. Today I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized. Today I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murderer or a car thief. Today I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident. Today I will not save your child that you locked in a car or the child you were to busy to watch who went outside and fell into the swimming pool, but that I revived. No, today I will not do that. Why? Because Today I was killed by a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway. Today I was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they had a taillight out. Today I was killed in a traffic accident rushing to help a citizen. Today I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a known drug dealer. Today I was killed by a man that I came by to do a welfare check on because his family was to busy. Today I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery. Today I was killed doing my job. A chaplain and an officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or a child that their son or daughter or husband or wife or father or mother won’t be coming home today. The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast today but most people won’t know why. There will a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps will be played as I am laid to rest. My name will be put on a plaque, on a wall, in a building, in a city somewhere. A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will mourn. There will be no cries for justice. There will be no riots in the streets. There will be no officers marching, screaming “no justice, no peace.” No citizens will scream that something must be done. No windows will be smashed, no cars burned no stones thrown, no names called. Someone crying them self to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about. I was a police officer." -Unknown
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Member for: 6 years, 11 months, 1 day
Hello, My name is Gordon,
I am 63 Years old. I have been married for 43 years to my wife Sandy. I have a son and a daughter. I live in Florida.
Have had a Dodge SuperBee 440 6 Pack
1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 396
1957 Chevy with a Hemi Engine
1966 Nova back in 1970 with a 327 Small Block w/Borg Warner Super T-10
4 speed that ran 10.9 E.T. 138 MPH
Ran 1/2 second off the National Record for F/Gas Class
Raced the Eastern Seaboard and Canada Drag Strips with Shirley Muldowney, Don Garlits and "Don The Snake"
Them were the "Good Old Days"
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|Location:||Delray Beach, FL|
|Favorite Car:||1966 Nova|
|Buyer or Seller:||Both|
|Member for:||6 years, 11 months, 1 day|