JetBlue offering police free flights to slain NYPD cops’ funerals

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JetBlue offering police free flights to slain NYPD cops’ funerals
By Daniel Prendergast and Natasha VelezDecember 24, 2014 | 3:24pm

JetBlue offering police free flights to slain NYPD cops’ funerals Police officers watch over a makeshift memorial in remembrance of the two NYPD cops who were slain over the weekend.

Photo: Paul Martinka

JetBlue airlines said Wednesday it will be offering free flights to police officers from around the country who wish to attend the funerals for the two slain NYPD cops killed over the weekend.

The airline said it will allow up to two cops from each department to fly at no charge from anywhere across its route network to New York City.

NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos
Photo: DCPI

“We’re honored to do what we can to support the communities we serve, and our team has made flights available to law enforcement agencies … who wish to send representatives to New York to support their brethren,” said JetBlue spokeswoman Sharon Jones.
Officer Rafael Ramos’ funeral will be held Saturday at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, Queens, and is expected to be packed with cops from far and wide.

Funeral services for Officer Wenjian Liu have not been finalized, but JetBlue said it is working with a partner carrier to bring the cop’s relatives to New York from China at no charge.

Police departments looking to send representatives can send a written request to the airline at DearJetBlue@JetBlue.com.

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Policemen & The Rest of The Story

What Are Policemen Made Of?

By Paul Harvey

Don’t credit me with the mongrel prose: it has many parents-at least 420,000 of them: Policemen.

A Policeman is a composite of what all men are, mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.

Gulled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are “new”. What they really mean is that they are exceptional, unusual, not commonplace.

Buried under the frost is the fact: Less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit the uniform. That’s a better average than you’d find among clergy!

What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He’s a strangely nameless creature who is “sir” to his face and “fuzz” to his back

He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.

But…If the policeman is neat, he’s conceited; if he’s careless, he’s a bum. If he’s pleasant, he’s flirting;if not, he’s a grouch.

He must make an instant decision which would require months for a lawyer to make.

But…If he hurries, he’s careless; if he’s deliberate, he’s lazy. He must be first to an accident and infallible with his diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and, above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp. Or expect to be sued.

The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit where it doesn’t hurt.He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being “brutal”. If you hit him, he’s a coward. If he hits you, he’s a bully.

cropped-lra-logo-blue.jpgA policeman must know everything-and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake.

A policeman must, from a single strand of hair, be able to describe the crime, the weapon and the criminal- and tell you where the criminal is hiding.

But…If he catches the criminal, he’s lucky; if he doesn’t, he’s a dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull; if he doesn’t, he’s a dullard. The policeman must chase a bum lead to a dead-end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen-but refused to remember.

The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentleman.

And, of course, he’d have to be genius….For he will have to feed a family on a policeman’s salary.

What is a policeman? And Now The Rest of The Story

 

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