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    Do you forward emails?? I usually don't, until

    I read this one:

    Let's see if you send it back. We all know or knew someone like this!!


    One day, when I was a freshman in high school,
    I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school.
    His name was Kyle.


    It looked like he was carrying all of his books.


    I thought to myself, 'Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?


    He must really be a nerd.'


    I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.


    As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.


    They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt.


    His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him...


    He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes


    My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.


    As I handed him his glasses, I said, 'Those guys are jerks.'




    They really should get lives.


    ' He looked at me and said, 'Hey thanks!'


    There was a big smile on his face.


    It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.


    I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived.


    As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before..


    He said he had gone to private school before now.


    I would have never hung out with a private school kid before.


    We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books.


    He turned out to be a pretty cool kid.


    I asked him if he wanted to play a little football
    with my friends


    He said yes.


    We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.


    Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again.


    I stopped him and said, 'Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!


    ' He just laughed and handed me half the books.


    Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends..


    When we were seniors we began to think about college.


    Kyle decided on Georgetown and I was going to Duke.


    I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never



    be a problem.



    He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on a football scholarship..


    Kyle was valedictorian of our class.


    < B>I teased him all the time about being a nerd.


    He had to prepare a speech for graduation.


    I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak


    Graduation day, I saw Kyle.


    He looked great.


    He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school.


    He filled out and actually looked good in glasses.


    He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him.


    Boy, sometimes I was jealous!



    Today was one of those days.



    I could see that he was nervous about his speech.


    So, I smacked him on the back and said, 'Hey, big guy, you'll be great!'


    He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled.


    ' Thanks,' he said.


    As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began


    'Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years.


    Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly your friends.....


    I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them.


    I am going to tell you a story.'


    < B>I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the
    first day we met.


    He had planned to kill himself over the weekend.


    He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.


    He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.


    'Thankfully, I was saved.


    My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable..'


    I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment.


    I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile.


    Not until that moment did I realize it's depth.


    Never underestimate the power of your actions..


    With one small gesture you can change a person's life.


    For better or for worse....

    To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!

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    I did the same thing I do when I get forwards.

    Tooooo damn long.

    Thereís a promise I need you to make
    While Iím gone you take care of the love
    And Iíll deal with the hate.

    Donít worry about me; Iíll be all right
    Just care for your children and sleep tight
    Iíll keep you safe on my watch tonight
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    On My Watch Tonight - Mike Corrado

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    Yes it is long. I actually shortened it some. I usually delete emails that suggest that you send it to whomever, or that say send it back. I just thought this was a good read, true or not???
    To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!

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    Whether true or not..it is a good read...you just never know...

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    I rarely forward emails, if I do I usually check to see if there is truth to them, either snopes or just googling it.

    The email you go has been circulating for a while now, great story but that is what it is a story, origin ? may have been put together a a suicide prevention seminar

    snopes.com: Preventing Kyle's Suicide

    The Story of Kyle, saved from suicide by a friend-Fiction!

    http://www.officerresource.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic5657_1.gif
    Liberty & Justice For All!

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    Is ann a tha 'n cairdeas mar a chumar e.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Is ann a tha 'n cairdeas mar a chumar e.
    Ack....why do you do that so now I have to go google and figure out what you said

    (For those of you who do not find it a challenge to translate all of Mac's language fun..

    "Friendship is as it is kept" ) hehe

 

 

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