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March 19, 2012
From the Miami-Herald article about Hialeah Police Lt. Leo Thalassites:
As soon as he felt a gun barrel poke his ribs, the cop broke out his fists of fury to crack ribs, knock out teeth and fracture a thug’s skull.
Not bad for an officer well into his 80s.
“I love to fight guys who are bigger than I am,” said Hialeah Police Lt. Leo Thalassites, 86, as he recalled fending off a robber outside a Greek restaurant in Coral Gables in 2010.
He disarmed the 6-foot-2, 250-pound “punk” and then beat him unconscious. “For more than half a century, I have taught officers to always be ready.”
Three generations of police officials were indeed ready, two weeks ago, when they crowded into Hialeah City Hall to honor the hulking Thalassites for being America’s oldest active cop.
The International Police Association confirmed that Thalassites is indeed the oldest active law enforcement officer in the United States.
A cross between Clint Eastwood and Jackie Chan, the barrel-chested Thalassites is a mixed-martial arts dynamo who started his police career with what was then known as the Metro-Dade Police Department in 1956. He transferred to Hialeah Police in 1963, and state records show he has been active with the department ever since.
March 14, 2012
This video is not new (judging by the views), but I’ve never seen it before until my mother sent it to me yesterday.
What an uplifting story, and a wonderful tale of triumph! And Nick is right; God will not give up on you.
March 14, 2012
You may have seen this already, but if you have, you should watch it again or share it with someone. I believe this is from the Australian X-Factor.
I can honestly say after watching this, my problems are nothing. God bless Emmanuel Kelly and the mother who adopted himm and his brother from an Iraqi orphanage.
March 12, 2012
h/t Ace of Spades:
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League’s (PIHL) Open Cup state championship took place last Thursday. I know, I know. You don’t care about highschool hockey in Pennsylvania. However, something awesome happened at the game.
…The PA announcer apologized for the lack of a national anthem and asked if anyone would like to volunteer. The entire crowd took him up on that offer.
Doesn’t that just give your goosebumps goosebumps? Spontaneous patriotism at its finest.