Sometimes we take our local police for granted. But we shouldn't. Early Monday morning we showed you the video of a smashed up police car. Officer Philip Standefer was stopped at 19th and Memphis to investigate a minor fender bender. Police say that the driver of a van then crashed into the squad car.
The officer was standing near the squad car talking to a woman from the fender bender at the time. He pushed her out of the harm's way, possibly saving her life. And in the process he suffered serious injuries.
He has since been released from the hospital and continues to recover at home. This was a selfless and heroic act - and we should be proud of this officer.
Consider This: police put themselves at risk every day to protect and serve us. So, every once in a while, if you see an officer, tell him or her ‘thank you' for serving our community. A ‘thank you' is the least we can do. Who knows, one day it could be your life they are saving.
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