MUST READ!!! SUPERDAVE SHARES PERSPECTIVE ON POLICE VS. FIREFIGHTERS AND CALLS FOR COOPERATION!!!
TKC NOTE: Regular and KICK-ASS READER SuperDave shares his insightful perspective on this weekend's deadly altercation betwixt a fire fighter and police officer . . .
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Fire/Police Incident by SuperDave
Fire depts. and police depts. have thrown hate balls at one another for over a hundred years and will for hundreds of years to come. What we have here is an off duty firefighter who for whatever reason lost all touch with reality, rather it was from drinking or his brain broke down and he flipped out. As well we have an off duty police officer who it appears was doing off duty security work or was just in wrong place at wrong time. The fact remains the officer did not deserve the beating he got and was getting and as the story stand was in his all given rights to protect himself which he did or it may have been him who was dead.
When firefighters break the law the police or any other law enforcement agency are the ones who have to deal with them. Same as when a police officer needs medical aid or their property is on fire it is the job of firefighters as a rule to deal with it. The issue for years is all about authority between the two depts. In short neither dept. feels the other has the right to tell them what to do. Yes there is going to be harsh words directed towards each of the depts. from the other, it’s how they will deal with their anger some till reality of what has happened takes over and each side admits what has taken place is a tragedy and that they have to stop acting like idiots and get back to working together once again. Calm minds are what is needed right now not only from both depts but from the public as well. I am sure as we speak an outside agency is being or has already been called in to investigate the incident and the real truth will come out then. But for now name calling and acts of ignorance will not help or solve anything.
Tony is expressing his thoughts and some facts we may not all know about and we all know he links us to other news sites as well with his stories just as he has done since he started Tony’s Kansas City. So attacking Tony and calling him names for reporting what has happened is extremely childish.
For the record I was a firefighter in Johnson County the same as my father was before me and all you readers have no idea how hearing of this incident saddens me. I ask for all Kansas City Fire and Police personal to be cool and calm and collective in dealing with this matter. Remember there are more than two families here that are in a lot of pain and they don’t need to witness a public/media fight as well between the two depts.