Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Truly Heroic Cop With Big Balls

Oft times we hear or read the word hero or heroic as related to acts that virtually anyone with average sized ball (figuratively, mind you) would do. When you do something that any average Joe or Jane would do it is not heroic and you are not a hero. Doing something heroic and being a hero require that you go above and beyond what the normal person would do (usually in the face of grave danger to yourself).

Well, in my mind, an off duty police officer in NY did just that the other day when a 5 year old girl was attacked by a coyote in a playground and her mother bravely fought the animal as best she could. What the officer did was tackle the beast and attempt to choke it to death. He was able to subdue it long enough for the child and he mom to get away and until another officer showed up on the scene and shot the critter. More at the source. I do not think most people would have done that, I think that was way above and beyond and was heroic. I am sure the officer is that little girl's hero.

Of course, while coyotes are opportunists and while they have been known to attack pets and little children, they still do not normally attack people unless they have rabies. This one was no exception to the rabies thing, it later tested positive for that dreaded disease (source). Since the girl was bitten, she most definitely will get rabies shots. I would think so too the officer who wrestled with the beast and the girl's mom who punched it repeatedly.

Thank goodness for that officer being a fan of the Roadrunner and not of Wile E. Coyote.

All the best,
Glenn B

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