Neal Barton's POV

There are still heroes


POSTED: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 6:26pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:37am

As we continue to sift through the darkness of the Colorado shootings, there is a lot be concerned about.

How could what appears to be a deranged man trying to kill a theater full of innocent people be bright?

But although every time I think of those poor people being used as human targets, there is something that gives me hope.

You heard no doubt of the people who were so brave they covered their friends and strangers so they would not take a bullet.

In a world full of selfishness, this is the most unselfish act there can be.

You have a police department that has been trained so well they are in the theater and surrounding it 90 seconds after the shooter started.

Let me also add--- and the police won't tell or maybe will never tell--- but although the shooter was dressed in bullet proof gear, they recognized one thing about him which prevented them from shooting him or thinking he was another cop.

You have first responders who train for incidents like this and they saved people lives and limbs by what they did.

And another part of the puzzle which makes me proud, the shooters apartment. They got everyone in harms way out. They safely detected and disarmed booby traps and bombs that would have killed innocent people.

The fact we have that type of technology to do this sort of thing, and men and women who are brave enough to take on assignments like these to protect you. It's beyond comprehension.

My heroes are not people who sink a long putt or shoot a basketball from downtown. It's also not some superhero on a movie screen.

My heroes are ordinary people like you and me who became superheroes when the situation called.

This is still a great country inhabited by great people.

That's my point of view what's yours?

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I take it that you meant to say is "There are still heroes" which fits, as near as I can tell, what you are saying in the body of your piece.

What "They're still heroes" suggests is that the people you refer to are somehow flawed but despite that you assert that they ARE heroes nonetheless or perhaps they were heroes at some earlier time and are STILL heroes. However, I suspect you just got it wrong.

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