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'I'm not gonna let somebody kill me while I'm on my knees': Incredible bravery of police woman shot FIVE times as she tackled gunmen who killed boyfriend's aunt during home invasion

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Source: the daily mail


May 22, 2012


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    Irishcop1961

    over 2 years ago

    51112 Comments

    I did happen to catch 48 hours last Saturday when this aired. I was totally impressed by this officer courage and will to survive. She is a Warrior and the medal of valor is still not enough. God Bless her and wishes for nothing but the best for her.

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    Robocop33

    over 2 years ago

    14642 Comments

    M66, thanks so much for the link as it explains quite a bit and leaves out the sensational garbage. This is really a brave person and has brought great credit to our profession. I can sympathize with her and understand her mental problems readjusting. A terrifying night that she was so very lucky to survive. I know when I was injuried that I was very protective of my right side, so much so that I avoided crowds and was fearful that someone would bump into me and cause severe pain again. Glad she received her pension as sometimes the wounds are not always visible.

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    Robocop33

    over 2 years ago

    14642 Comments

    Wow, This is my kind of cop! Go down fighting and NEVER give up. I am very proud of her and she brings great credit to the Law Enforcement Profession. Prayers for a long and happy life. She should be awarded every medal and honor possible for her bravery.

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    copper380

    over 2 years ago

    2026 Comments

    A true cop, true bravery, true will to survive and not go quietly.....True Blue

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    GrayPanther

    over 2 years ago

    1272 Comments

    Bump Nick - there's Warriors, and then there's the Top Gun of Warriors that we have here.

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    Jonas

    over 2 years ago

    43952 Comments

    Blue to the bone...how brave.

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    mz66

    over 2 years ago

    3906 Comments

    Not to take away from this woman's very impressive story, but The Daily Mail (Fail) rarely tells a story without taking liberties. For one, her retirement was forced by not being able to meet the department's mental health standards. Sadly, this extremely important aspect of the story was skipped when the Mail took it up. The impact of police work on mental health is a critical issue that shouldn't be ignored or swept aside. Also, after reading another version of the story on a news source that isn't ridiculous, it becomes clear the Mail just makes stuff up as they go along.

    Shooting's invisible scars leave St. Louis officer no choice but retirement

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    Unable to meet the police department's mental health standards, she retired from the police department Feb. 6. Lovadina must now reinvent herself, facing a life without police work, a daunting task made more complicated by lingering depression, occasional debilitating fear and periods of deep sorrow.

    "Even though I'm 30 years old, I still feel like I have to start all over again," she said. "I'm still picking up the pieces. I'm still trying to learn just how to function in day-to-day life."

    Some days it can be hard for her to leave her apartment, let alone figure out what she's going to do next in her career. Her physical rehabilitation — relearning to walk, working on her fine motor skills in occupational therapy — is in the rearview mirror, but the path to a better mental and emotional place is pockmarked with bouts of self doubt and survivor's guilt.

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    rhood

    over 2 years ago

    23592 Comments

    An outstanding show of courage and will to survive. A great loss to LE with her medical retirement. As for the thugs, they should have been bagged and tagged.

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    Spectre3

    over 2 years ago

    12962 Comments

    Incredible bravery. Bump BigNTS!

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    AKangel

    over 2 years ago

    4978 Comments

    Glad she had a Warrior mind set, after reading the story it apeared no one would have made it out alive.
    Job Well Done Warrior

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    Whalewatcher

    over 2 years ago

    11226 Comments

    Incredibly brave woman !!!! Bump BigNTS, in spades !!!!!!!

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    gyeh

    over 2 years ago

    446 Comments

    Amazing Courage! True Heart of a Warrior.

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    BigNTS

    over 2 years ago

    6840 Comments

    "Warrior" just doesn't do her justice.

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    rsironron

    over 2 years ago

    5220 Comments

    You are a true warior.

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