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06-19-12, 11:46 PM #1
Man celebrates sobriety by finding officer who arrested himOMAHA, Neb. -
A former Omahan recently returned home for an emotional and unique reunion. He wanted to find and say thank you to the man who turned his life around a decade ago -- a retired Omaha police officer.
The last time Mark Allen walked into Omaha's police headquarters, he was in handcuffs and headed for jail. This time he tracked down the man who placed him under arrest. It was an emotional meeting for Allen as the two embraced in the lobby.
"I've wanted to say thank you in person for so long -- you have no idea," said Allen.
He wanted to find Officer Chuck Matson and tell him how things have changed since they last saw each other.
"You got one drunk driver off the road for good that night," said Allen. "You saved my life."
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06-20-12, 01:06 AM #2
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06-20-12, 11:40 AM #4
Wish they all could get the message. Nothing personal just don't want someone to die on my watch. Could be you. A smart man(or woman) learns from their mistakes. It's awesome to see someone turn it around and have a kick-ass life.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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06-20-12, 04:48 PM #5
Ok. That is completely badass.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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