Friday, March 10, 2017

389th post - 10 Mar 17 - 0920 EST - FIRST EDITION


*5:24 AM 3/10/2017 EST. Korea Times

South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by coup - BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first 

democratically elected leader to be forced from office.


*6:32 AM 3/10/2017 EST. MORNING BRIEF: Pence says ObamaCare replacement 

will be done by spring - Fox News - 1 hour ago


*8:36 AM 3/10/2017 EST. U.S. added 235,000 jobs in February, likely giving the 

Fed the go-ahead for rate hike next week - The Washington Post.


*Crime Number 2:  "I'll tell you a story of my step brother-in-law, Johnny Rafter 

tomorrow." I've decided to talk to a sheriff's deputy before I type Johnny's Story.... 

Still have not talked to a sheriff's deputy."

The latter is what I've been typing for several days now and I've finally decided 

to go ahead and tell you "Johnny's Story."

Four Fallen Heroes

By Bob Corso | Posted: Fri 3:48 AM, May 19, 2006
Four members of law enforcement in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County 

have lost their lives in the line of duty.

They were remembered in a special service Thursday evening at Thomas 

Harrison Middle School.

Sergeant Manuel Trenary of the Harrisonburg Police Department was shot by 

a burglar in 1959.

Patrolman Wayne Stoutamyer of the Bridgewater Police Department was shot 

by an assailant who came to his home in 1976.

Deputy John Rafter of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office was shot by a 

prisoner he was transporting in 1983.

Chief Bill Davies of the Grottoes Police Department died in a traffic accident 

in 1988.

The service honored those fallen and those who now serve.

Virginia House of Delegates member Chris Saxman said, "thank them. Because 

the work they do is so important in keeping our way of life in the Shenandoah 

Valley so wonderful."

Johnny was my step brother-in-law and a nice young man. He was shot and 

killed by the prisoner he was escorting because, at that time, there were no  

bars separating the front seat from the back seat. The prisoner was sitting in  

the passenger seat beside Johnny, he reached for Johnny's gun and shot Johnny

dead. I remember talking to the prosecuting attorney who said he could almost

promise the death penalty but it did not happen. Is Johnny's killer still in prison?

I don't know that, but I'll find out.

I remember being a part of the funeral procession from his funeral service to his 

burial site about 3 miles east of Harrisonburg off U. S. Route 33. The Sheriff 

Department and other policing departments from all over lined Johnny's last 3 

mile journey to his final resting place. And then, like now, my tears are 

streaming from my eyes onto my cheeks.


*7:59 AM 3/10/2017 EST. I just looked out my cell-like window and the sun has 

has won the competition between itself and the clouds. Oh what a glorious day 

it's going to be. Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful day.

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