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In Memoriam

19 firefighters killed in Arizona wildfire were part of elite Hotshot crew (link)

There’s not much more to say.

Oft times in this venue, I write about my frustration with law enforcement, straddling the line between freedom and tyranny –  and seemingly inching toward the latter.

But firefighters, be they in the city saving people, homes and property, or in the country, doing the same + our majestic forests, lands and wildlife, need to be honored.  They are not as in the Ray Bradbury story – they are not starting fires.  They are not inching toward the latter.

They need to be honored, not just when they fall, but rather, when they do not.

Please take a moment today to do that.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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11 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. Horrible thing. I’ve heard that those little shelters they have do sometimes work, but more often not. And the heat and speed of a wildfire is horrendous.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | July 1, 2013, 12:02 pm
  2. Sad loss, and the best of the best; however this time they lost the battle…As a former volunteer fireman, my heart goes out to those families who lost loved ones today. And the fire service WILL feel this loss for a long time.

    Posted by Old NFO | July 1, 2013, 12:19 pm
  3. Thank you for your kind post Guff.
    If anyone has an extra dollar the 100 Club is a great place to donate to.
    They get money to the families sooner rather than later and I’ve personally seen them do great work.

    RIP Brothers.

    http://www.100club.org/web/100Club

    Posted by KM | July 1, 2013, 5:59 pm
  4. we lost 4 in Houston just recently. To lose one is a terrible, terrible thing.
    19 brave souls gone. It’s was a sad day.

    Posted by kx59 | July 1, 2013, 7:24 pm
  5. Update that probably no one will see, but hopefully learn about elsewhere:

    The Westboro Baptist Church is promising to come and picket the funerals of the firefighters.
    One of their recent tweets read: Westboro Baptist Church THANKS GOD for AZ fires that killed 19 firefighters!

    I hope they get their @$$e$ handed to them.

    *sigh*
    A lot of people have given their lives so that these morons can be attention hogs and hide it behind the 1st amendment.

    Posted by Tomi | July 4, 2013, 4:09 pm

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