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20 Nov 2012 01:14 PM   |   10448 clicks   |   WISN Milwaukee
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Nothing To See Here     
Saw him on a commercial for Swiss Cheese.

20 Nov 2012 01:14 PM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Shot 12 times and lives? Man that's Sikh.

20 Nov 2012 01:16 PM
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p4p3rm4t3     
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/approves

20 Nov 2012 01:18 PM
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Day_Old_Dutchie     
He's on leave from the force now, undergoing physical therapy and additional surgeries,

Officer Murphy to be re-born as ROBO COP!!!

20 Nov 2012 01:19 PM
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thecpt     
They still issue revolvers?

/Yeah give that guy whatever he wants

20 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
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The Muthaship    [TotalFark]  
Fark can't comment.

He's a cop, and white. The gears are all smoking.

20 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
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GoodyearPimp     
I got shot in my "Sikh temple" once. If you know what I mean.

20 Nov 2012 01:21 PM
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BarkingUnicorn    [TotalFark]  
If he really wanted to prove he's not a hero, he'd write a book and pimp it on Oprah.

Humility is a hallmark of heroism.

20 Nov 2012 01:22 PM
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Silly Jesus     

The Muthaship: Fark can't comment.

He's a cop, and white. The gears are all smoking.


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20 Nov 2012 01:24 PM
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TheOther     

GoodyearPimp: I got shot in my "Sikh temple" once. If you know what I mean.


Only once? Pussy.

20 Nov 2012 01:25 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
He now whistles when he walks his beat.

20 Nov 2012 01:25 PM
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Lexx     
My GOD, 15 hits, 12 into flesh, and he survived? What was the shooter packing, a .22?

20 Nov 2012 01:25 PM
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jso2897     

BarkingUnicorn: If he really wanted to prove he's not a hero, he'd write a book and pimp it on Oprah.

Humility is a hallmark of heroism.


Yeah. This guy isn't quite humble enough, is he?

20 Nov 2012 01:26 PM
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Onkel Buck     
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Impressed

20 Nov 2012 01:29 PM
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Inchoate     

The Muthaship: Fark can't comment.

He's a cop, and white. The gears are all smoking.


Oh shut it. Guy's a hero.

20 Nov 2012 01:31 PM
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Githerax     
He should Sikh medical attention.

20 Nov 2012 01:32 PM
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catmandu    [TotalFark]  
His comment about the shooter:

"And honestly I give him the least amount of thought possible. I don't want to give him any more power than he already took. I just don't. He doesn't deserve it."

If we all had that attitude towards these nutjobs.

20 Nov 2012 01:33 PM
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drxym     
God sure has a funny way of "divine intervention" - about 6 victims too late.

20 Nov 2012 01:33 PM
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The Muthaship    [TotalFark]  

Inchoate: Guy's a hero.


Damn right he is. But, most of Fark will be loathe to admit it. I won't be surprised if we have some people come in and speak ill of him in one way or another.

20 Nov 2012 01:34 PM
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s1ugg0     

Lexx: My GOD, 15 hits, 12 into flesh, and he survived? What was the shooter packing, a .22?


Nah, he's Irish. The gunman was aiming for his head. Should have aimed some where more vital.

Seriously though, this man is a true hero. The more you read about this story more amazing it is. He literally absorbed bullets with his body so the gunman didn't hurt other people.

Here's some dash cam video of the incident
Link

20 Nov 2012 01:36 PM
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thecpt     

The Muthaship: Damn right he is. But, most of Fark will be loathe to admit it. I won't be surprised if we have some people come in and speak ill of him in one way or another.


Dad's a white honest cop (stories from friends and strangers of "fairer than actual law" treatment) so I usually can't frequent these threads. I'm just so shocked that he was issued a revolver and endured this fight. Almost no capability of reloading in that frantic of an environment.

20 Nov 2012 01:36 PM
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twiztedjustin     
Lmao @ this thread

20 Nov 2012 01:38 PM
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fireclown     
Getting shot doesn't necessarily make you a hero: sometimes it just makes you unlucky. But this guy put himself in danger to protect others even after getting shot multiple times, and that makes him a hero in my book.

FARK should figure out a way to send six packs to the deserving.

20 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
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s1ugg0     

thecpt: Dad's a white honest cop (stories from friends and strangers of "fairer than actual law" treatment) so I usually can't frequent these threads. I'm just so shocked that he was issued a revolver and endured this fight. Almost no capability of reloading in that frantic of an environment.


Let's be honest. The revolver was not his problem. It's pretty damn hard to reload any firearm while some is shooting you over and over again. The only way he wasn't going to get shot is if he walked out that squad car with a M60.

He must have known the score and did what he did anyway. The man is a real hero.

20 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
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Overfiend     

drxym: God sure has a funny way of "divine intervention" - about 6 victims too late.


I am a believer and I don't think God provides "divine intervention". A man killed those 6 people - God had nothing to do with it, one way or another.

20 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
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Tat'dGreaser     
Goddamn.......

Hope he fully recovers

20 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
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ko_kyi     

Githerax: He should Sikh medical attention.


He's Down with the Sikhness.

20 Nov 2012 01:43 PM
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bikerbob59     
I now feel like a wuss....but gladly would feel that way instead of getting shot 15 times

20 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
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SacriliciousBeerSwiller     

The Muthaship: Fark can't comment.

He's a cop, and white. The gears are all smoking.


So you're saying it's rare for a white cop do do something heroic, thus Fark is confused?

Of course he's a hero. This is still old ass news.

20 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
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OnlyM3     
If the shooting had been at a "christian" church I have a hard time believing the religious bigots here would be calling him a hero. Also missing are the snide why didn't jebus block dem bullets.

20 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
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AbiNormal     
Surprised he didn't just crush the shooter with his giant brass balls.

20 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
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fireclown     

OnlyM3: Also missing are the snide why didn't jebus block dem bullets.


Because Jesus is white.

/surprised I had to tell ya that.
//feel better now?

20 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
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thecpt     

s1ugg0: He must have known the score and did what he did anyway. The man is a real hero.


You're damn right, I was saying its even more impressive. Having a glock with 3 times as many bullets and a reloading function that takes a fraction as long has helped law enforcement and I can't believe that weapons like that aren't standard.

20 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
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SacriliciousBeerSwiller     

s1ugg0: Seriously though, this man is a true hero. The more you read about this story more amazing it is. He literally absorbed bullets with his body so the gunman didn't hurt other people.


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It was not literal in the "absorbing" sense, as the bullets were actually forced into his body by the gun. It was also not "literal" in the "so the gunman didn't hurt other people" sense, as at this point the cop had no clue that his actions were saving lives.

He's still a hero though.

20 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
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dhaas     
This guy sets a pretty high standard of "Hero." I can't think of anything else to say.

20 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
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wildcardjack     
What, no pics of The Black Knight?

I'm on my iPhone, otherwise I'd toss the pic.

20 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
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SacriliciousBeerSwiller     

AbiNormal: Surprised he didn't just crush the shooter with his giant brass balls.


This impact would have been such that the guy would have exploded into a fine red mist, thus eliminating the possibility of investigation/identification. The cop was thinking ahead.

20 Nov 2012 01:54 PM
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bunner     

s1ugg0: Nah, he's Irish.


This.

20 Nov 2012 01:55 PM
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SacriliciousBeerSwiller     

p4p3rm4t3: [img402.imageshack.us image 324x500]
/approves


You KNOW that thought must have crossed the gunman's mind at least once.

20 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
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Orgasmatron138     
Makes Boromir look like a total pussy.

20 Nov 2012 01:57 PM
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brap    [TotalFark]  

The Muthaship: Inchoate: Guy's a hero.

Damn right he is. But, most of Fark will be loathe to admit it. I won't be surprised if we have some people come in and speak ill of him in one way or another.



Thanks for the pre-emptive theoretical summary of the "other" futuristic viewpoint Nostradamus.  Now, back to our actual conversation.
 
In the year 2525 people will argue with beaklike appendages that have specificially evolved to suck out the middle out of Double Stuff Oreos.

20 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
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Contents Under Pressure     
Dang. I can hear them clanking 1500 miles away.

+eleventy for proper use of Hero tag.

20 Nov 2012 02:07 PM
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superdude72     
His courage stemmed in part from being a government employee and union member with a pension and benefits who he knows he'll be provided for no matter what happens.

If he'd been a private contractor, he would have been thinking "shiat! I've been shot! I'm going to lose my job and not be able to pay the hospital bill! I ain't going out for $12 an hour... Screw this, man."

20 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
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Beerguy    [TotalFark]  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: s1ugg0: Seriously though, this man is a true hero. The more you read about this story more amazing it is. He literally absorbed bullets with his body so the gunman didn't hurt other people.

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It was not literal in the "absorbing" sense, as the bullets were actually forced into his body by the gun. It was also not "literal" in the "so the gunman didn't hurt other people" sense, as at this point the cop had no clue that his actions were saving lives.

He's still a hero though.


You could not be more wrong on this point.

I have been in his shoes. I have advanced upon a shooter in a sniper attack upon innocent civilians.

The whole time I was advancing upon the shooter all that was going through my mind was, "when I get to him I have to take the shot immediatley, because if I hesitate and he squeezes off even one more round, that could be someone's life".

Lucky for me, LAPD pulled up and he dropped his rifle just as I got to him. I didn't have to pull the trigger, however, I know I wouldn't have hesitated because I knew people's lives were at stake.

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20 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
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kkinnison     
He was at the right place at the right time

That is how hero's are made

20 Nov 2012 02:12 PM
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The Muthaship    [TotalFark]  

brap: Nostradamus


Stevie Wonder could see what I predicted coming.

20 Nov 2012 02:17 PM
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Prince Of Farkness     
Farkers, I am disappoint. Not one reference to Robocop yet. That said, I can't imagine being shot that many times. Holy shiat.

/

20 Nov 2012 02:17 PM
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AbiNormal     

Day_Old_Dutchie: He's on leave from the force now, undergoing physical therapy and additional surgeries,

Officer Murphy to be re-born as ROBO COP!!!


Prince Of Farkness: Farkers, I am disappoint. Not one reference to Robocop yet. That said, I can't imagine being shot that many times. Holy shiat.

/


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20 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
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darch     
Shocked I'm not seeing more cop hate in this thread. There is no profession that suffers from more sweeping generalizations than law enforcement.

That being said, I'd like to think that if I was ever faced with this type of situation, I'd react with even an iota of the balls this guy showed.

Hope I never have to.

/cop
//flame away folks
///I expect it

20 Nov 2012 02:27 PM
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TheGreatGazoo     
I guess he's just not good at Hide and Sikh...

20 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
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