Everyday Heros | Officer Down
In Wisconsin, United States
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CACHE IS LOCATED AT N44°AB.CDE W88°FG.HIJ
I am not normally one to use glowing remarks to describe my feelings for the "boys in blue", having had my share of incidents that would compel me otherwise. But when I look at the record of sacrifice these individuals have given for the well-being of the state of Wisconsin, I can't help but be humbled and show appreciation of what they've given.
Here are some examples of officers who paid the ultimate price while serving in the interest of the public good:
A: This son of an officer killed in a hit-and-run, succumbed to an infection caused by wounds received when he was thrown from his motorcycle. He died _ days after he was admitted to the hospital.
B: This officer was killed by friendly fire when he was mistaken for an assailant as he attempted to make an off-duty arrest in 197_.
C: This officer died on August 1_th as he was working a security detail for Calvin Coolidge's presidential parade.
D: The man who killed the aforementioned officer in a hit-and-run was fined $_00 plus court costs for the crime.
E: The only Wisconsin officer on the memorial site that was killed by a streetcar was 3_ years old at the time of his death.
F: _ officers were killed when a helicopter crashed, which was a _0-year-old army surplus aircraft.
G: This officer died in a railway accident chasing down vagrants. He'd been with the agency _ years.
H: This officer died while attempting to rescue a drowning teenage boy. He was with the agency for __ (/2) years.
I: This officer died in a robbery-in-progress when _ bullets passed through the suspects body's and hit him in the chest.
J: The only bomb incident recorded on the memorial site, killed _ (-1) officers.
If there is one truism about the sport of Geocaching it is this: At some point in your caching career you will be stopped by an officer of the law and questioned about your questionable activities. Indeed, some of us have been questioned by local law enforcement dozens of times, including myself, and it is amazing to me that there are still so many boys in blue that haven't a clue about the sport and who plays it. And yet all of my interactions have been positive and perhaps even persuasive enough to get some of them into the sport.
This cache is meant to highlight those memorable experiences, many of which we've heard by word of mouth, in cache logs and even in the WGA forums.
Here's your chance to share your own memorable experiences with the law. This cache is meant to highlight the positive aspects of interacting with local law enforcement and not the negative. To log this cache, you must share, however brief, a story of a geocaching related encounter with an officer of the law.
Please be judicious about the nature of the story and the language you use to tell it. I will remove any logs that I perceive to be slanderous or defaming unless it is merited.
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 4/21/2013 8:12:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:12 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum