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    Policeman killed in Wakefield M1 crash

    BBC News - Policeman killed in Wakefield M1 crash

    A policeman has been killed in a collision involving a HGV on the M1 near Wakefield, the West Yorkshire Police Federation has said.
    PC Mark Goodlad was hit after stopping to help a woman whose car had broken down between junctions 40 and 39 on the southbound carriageway, police believe.
    The driver of the HGV has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
    More at link, I expect more to follow.
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    "the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein

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    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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    "The Final Inspection"
    The policeman stood and faced his God,
    Which must always come to pass.
    He hoped his shoes were shining.
    Just as brightly as his brass.

    "Step forward now, policeman.
    How shall I deal with you?
    Have you always turned the other cheek?
    To My church have you been true?"

    The policeman squared his shoulders and said,"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
    Because those of us who carry badges
    can't always be a saint.

    I've had to work most Sundays,
    and at times my talk was rough,
    and sometimes I've been violent,
    Because the streets are awfully tough.

    But I never took a penny,
    That wasn't mine to keep....
    Though I worked a lot of overtime
    When the bills got just too steep.

    And I never passed a cry for help,
    Though at times I shook with fear.
    And sometimes, God forgive me,
    I've wept unmanly tears.

    I know I don't deserve a placeAmong the people here.
    They never wanted me around
    Except to calm their fear.

    If you've a place for me here,
    Lord,
    It needn't be so grand.I never expected or had too much,
    But if you don't.....I'll understand.

    There was silence all around the throne
    Where the saints had often trod.
    As the policeman waited quietly,
    For the judgment of his God.

    "Step forward now, policeman,
    You've borne your burdens well.
    Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
    You've done your time in hell."





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