Police officers often get a bad reputation for the excessive force, arrogance and discrimination some display, but these men and women are here to protect their communities and help those around them. They are grossly underpaid, disrespected and seen as walking tickets instead of someone to turn to. But these 12 officers display what it really means to wear a badge, and what it means to be a good person. Thank you to all of our police, fire and emergency medical personnel who protect us on a daily basis and all too often sacrifice everything for us.
And just think, these are just a few, there were thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of these that took place in 2013, many of them weren’t caught on video and went by unnoticed, but they did it anyways, because it is about helping those in need, not getting recognized.
A teenage boy from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is being deemed a hero after stopping the abduction of a 5-year-old girl. Police say 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was taken from her front yard while playing and was found 2 hours later by Temar Boggs and his friend Chris. They reportedly saw the girl in a car and chased the car for 15 minutes on their bicycles. The man stopped the car once he realized he was being tracked, let the girl out and left the scene. Temar took Jocelyn to the police after she ran to him, crying for her mother.
"He’s our hero. There’s no words to say. I’m so grateful," - Grandmother Tracy Clay while wrapping Temar in a hug.
Boggs was just grateful he could help.
The driver who abducted Jocelyn Rojas is still at large and is described as a 50-70-year-old man in a maroon Chevrolet sedan. Anyone with information is asked to call Manheim Township Police at 717-569-6401 or on their tip line at 717-569-2816.
HUMBLE BEGININGS + Tumblr Malfunctioning (Spellcheck?) Again
For the last two weeks, the temperature has been around or below 40 Degrees Fahrenheit at night and I have had no heat in my house (Where I sleep has been below 32), I have been so grouchy and I want to apologize if any of you have picked up on that, I actually have no voice from the yelling in my house the last few days so I really am sorry it has just been hectic and stressful. It does make me realize how lucky I am to have what I have. It may not be much, but I am thankful I have these things. One day, I hope I can prove that with hard work, dedication and humility, we can turn our troubling past into humbling beginnings.
Tumblr is not letting me send fanmail or asks, it just sends them right back to my inbox, I think it may be because of the computer I am using, I will get it fixed soon my lovelies!
1 year has passed since more than 19,000 people were killed in Japan by a massive earthquake and tsunami. I will never forget waking up on 03/11/11 and watching in horror as entire cities and villages were leveled and then swept away by Mother Nature’s rage. The images of this day will never leave my mind and I will always remember. Many of my friends in Japan lost family, friends and a few lost …everything. What is incredible is how far the Japanese people have come since then. Where 10 feet of debris clogged the streets, now cars pass through. Where homes were leveled, new ones rise. Where thousands died, many more live on.
To me, seeing the Japanese people come together in their darkest hour and save each other, showed me that humanity still existed. That day has also inspired me to make a difference in the world around me before I leave. May all of those lost on this tragic day R.I.P. and for those who push on, you are in my heart and thoughts. I love you all.