Thursday, May 7, 2015

NYPD Officer Down Brian Moore; Happy Angel Birthday To Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy; FDNY Celebrates Its 150 Years

"It's not how these officers died that made them heroes, it's how they lived." Vivian Cross

Honoring NYPD  Officer Brian Moore

The End Of Watch for NYPD Police Officer Moore, 25, came on May 4, 2015. On the previous Saturday, Moore and his partner, Eric Jansen, stopped Demetrius Blackwell after spotting a suspicious object in his waistband. In the course of the stop, Blackwell allegedly pulled out a gun and fired into the police vehicle. Moore was struck in the head twice. He succumbed to his wounds two days later. Blackwell had a rap sheet dating back over 20 years including attempted murder. He served 8 years.

Moore was a five year veteran of the NYPD. He earned two Meritorious Police Duty medals.

Moore is the third line-of-duty death in the NYPD in just the last five months.
ODMP, NY Post, NYPD News

Today Marks The Birthday Of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, Medal of Honor Recipient

Navy SEAL Michael "Murph" Murphy (May 7, 1976-June 28, 2005) was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the war in Afghanistan. The film and the book by the same title, Lone Survivor, was based on the actions of his team during mission Operation Red Wings.

Lt. Murphy was killed after exposing himself to enemy fire. He was attempting to get a clear signal in order to communicate with headquarters to get immediate support. In addition to Lt. Murphy, two other SEALs, Danny Dietz and Mathew Axelson, were also killed in the fighting. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, also a Navy Corpsman, was the sole survivor. He later wrote Lone Survivor and was the recipient of the Navy Cross and Purple Heart.


FDNY 150 Years Ago...

The Fire Department Of The City Of New York (FDNY) was established in 1965.

It currently has approximately 16,000 employees. The FDNY had 480,000 calls (2013) Of those, over 25,000 were structural fires. 

On September 11, 2001, 343 FDNY firefighters lost their lives.

1 comment:

  1. I HONOR THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!