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FOURTH OF JULY

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WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY!!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USA!!!!!


I received this as an email through my department from Police Link's own "DoctorMike" (Dr Mike Crain). Enjoy:


 


 


 


Email from DoctorMike:


Please distribute to all Police, Paramedic and Fire Personnel - Happy Fourth of July:


First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has made it possible for me to distribute this message. I can not express my gratitude enough for your assistance.


Greetings to you, and Happy Fourth of July.


Free. It's a great word. Most of us like free stuff. Free meals. Free drinks. "Buy 1 get one free." Why does "free" feel so good to us? Partly because we get to receive a benefit from something that was paid for (at some level) by someone else.


We think of those in Military service. Those who serve home and abroad, hundreds or thousands of miles from home. Who may live closer to the enemy than they do their families.


We think about our Founding Fathers, who sacrificed, fought, challenged and even died to stand up to tyranny. Those who stood up and said "Give me Liberty or give me death!"


But sometimes, you are forgotten about. You may say that you're not a hero.... "not like those guys overseas". One thing that I've gathered from talking to some of you, the word "hero" is not something you consider yourself to be. "I'm just doing my job." one officer told me. A firefighter once told me "I just put out fires. No big deal." It's a job. It's another day in the city. Another day on the truck. Nothing particularly heroic.


You enable us to be free and safe here at home. We have seen what life has to offer. Sometimes, it's just plain rotten. That's where you come in. I've had cars stolen and had officers come out and do what they can to make it better for me. And when my wife was in a serious accident a couple years ago, I have an officer come out and let me know what happened, what to expect and where to go next. All the while, EMS was stabilizing and safely transporting her. Then when I was in an accidnt, I had EMS come and check me to make sure I was OK. At times that were bad for me, they were there to calm, help and do what they could do for me. You've done that for countless people in much worse situations. I could cite many more, but I try to keep this brief. My family is safe because you are there. I don't have to worry about what time it is, day or night, because you are there. I can be free because you are there.


Never forget that you are appreciated. Never forget that you are looked up to by countless people. Never forget that every time you put on that uniform, you are making a difference to someone.


I've said it before and will say it until I take my last breath, you are all heroes. I don't know how often you hear it, but I'm certain it is not nearly enough. Thank you for all that you do. I wish a happy Fourth of July to each and every one of you.


Dr. Mike Crain I, D.Min.


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Happy Birthday USA!!!! Happy 4th to all my PL family, stay safe and have a wonderful holiday weekend!



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Happy 4th of July Policelink. Please everyone stay safe...........God Bless the U.S.A.

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Wishing my PL family a Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday USA. Stay safe and enjoy the holiday to the fullest!

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Everyone stay safe and don't start any fires! Unless it's to cook up some B-B-Q!!! Happy Fourth of July everyone!


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God Bless America.


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Have a happy forth and enjoy it to the fullest!  Be safe and Happy Birthday America!

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God bless you all, and God Bless the USA!!!!


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Great words have been written here.  Thank you Dr. Crain and thank you 36TR for posting this. It means a lot to all of us, active and retired.

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Thank you 36TR and Dr. Mike,  May all have a safe and sound 4th weekend.  If ya got it off; ENJOY, if working like me; STAY SAFE

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JFrance says ...



Thank you 36TR and Dr. Mike,  May all have a safe and sound 4th weekend.  If ya got it off; ENJOY, if working like me; STAY SAFE



Off for the weekend, but working the 4th (as usual).


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GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN BLUE.
BE SAFE ALL.

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Happy birthday USA...


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Happy birthday, America !! Terrific words by Dr, Cain; thanks to Tim for posting them !! I hope we all have a happy and safe holiday weekend, and please, don't forget to thank a veteran !!!!

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Bump to the OP and all.


God bless America.

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Happy 4th of July


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Great Read....   GOD Bless America and our Troops..

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God Bless America,her troops and leos. Get er done !!!

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Let's celebrate our Independence safely and with our thoughts and prayers for our troops, LE brothers and sisters, and their families.


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Happy 4th to everyone one and to my brothers and sisters working today becareful. To our service men and women thank you for all you have done over the course of history to protect our freedom GOD BLESS YOU!!!!


Enjoy and make the best out of life for no one is promised tomorrow......

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Thanks to all who have made the privilages we get today, in the good ole USA, a  possiblity!


 THANK YOU!

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Glennberg says ...



Thanks to all who have made the privilages we get today, in the good ole USA, a  possiblity!


 THANK YOU!



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Happy 4th of July everyone!!!  Be safe 



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Happy Birthday USA and bump all the other comments.