Like almost two years. Figure I should update.
Long-time girlfriend broke up with me.
Had to move back home.
Job hasn't been moving forward much.
Broke as fuck.
Car's going to die soon.
Yeah, really not much else I can update about. Unless I get some more jobs quickly, I'm going to be stuck here for a while, and that's not a pleasant thought.
4 years agoosiris32
Like almost two years. Figure I should update.
6 years agoosiris32
For the year 2012, 60 officers and 6 K-9s were killed by suspects in the line of duty. In respect for their sacrifice to protect their communities, please take a moment and read through the list, and have a moment of silence for the fallen.
January 1 - Ranger Margret Anderson, US Park Service, gunfire
January 1 - Sergeant Abimael Castro-Berrocales, Puerto Rico Police Department, gunfire
January 5 - Agent Jared Francorn, Ogden, Utah Police Department, gunfire
January 8 - Deputy William Coleman, Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff's Department, gunfire
January 14 - Correctional Officer Clarence Tariq Hammond, Michigan Department of Corrections, gunfire
January 18 - Agent Francis Crespo-Mandry, Puerto Rico Police Department, gunfire
January 20 - Corporal Barbara Ester, Arkansas Department of Corrections, stabbed
January 24 - Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas, Atlanta, Georgia Police Department, vehicular assault
January 28 - Master Corporal Sandy Rogers, Aiken, South Carolina Department of Public Safety, gunfire
February 3 - Officer Steven Green, Mobile Alabama Police Department, stabbed
February 16 - Detective David White, Clay County, Florida Sheriff's Office, gunfire
February 23 - Trooper Tony Radulescu, Washington State Highway Patrol, gunfire
March 6 - Deputy Barbara Pill, Brevard County, Florida, Sheriff's Office, gunfire
March 6 - Corrections Officer Britney Meux, Lake County, Indiana Sheriff's Department, vehicular assault
March 18 - Sergeant Ruben Thomas, Florida Department of Corrections, stabbed
April 6 - Senior Officer Jaime De Luna-Padron, Austin, Texas Police Department, gunfire
April 12 - Deputy Robert Paris, Stanislaus, California Sheriff's Department, gunfire
April 12 - Chief Michael Maloney, Greenland, New Hampshire Police Department, gunfire
May 1 - Investigator Michael Walter, Pearl, Mississippi Police Department, gunfire
May 18 - Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, gunfire
May 28 - Detective Jeremy Bitner, Englewood, Colorado Police Department, gunfire
June 4 - Officer Kevin Ambrose, Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department, gunfire
June 24 - Officer Celena Hollis, Denver, Colorado Police Department, gunfire
June 26 - Agent Victor Soto-Velez, Puerto Rico Police Department, gunfire
July 8 - Officer Brian Lorenzo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department, vehicular assault
July 16 - K-9 Chase, Lee County, Virginia Sheriff's Office, gunfire
July 17 - Master Officer Jeremiah Goodson, Lumberton, North Carolina Police Department, gunfire
July 18 - Correctional Officer Nikki Bostic-Jones, Cook County, Illinois Department of Corrections, vehicular assault
July 26 - Deputy William Mast, Watagua, North Carolina Sheriff's Office, gunfire
July 26 - K-9 Kilo, Anderson, Indiana Police Department, gunfire
July 28 - Officer Joshua Williams, Waxahachie, Texas Police Department, vehicular assault
August 1 - Deputy Josh Mitchell, Reagan County, Texas Sheriff's Office, gunfire
August 5 - K-9 Creed, Panama, Oklahoma Police Department, gunfire
August 13 - Constable Brian Bachmann, Brazos County, Texas Constable's Office, gunfire
August 14 - Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves, Puerto Rico Police Department, gunfire
August 16 - Deputy Jeremy Triche, St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Sheriff's Office, gunfire
August 16 - Deputy Brandon Nielsen, St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Sheriff's Office, gunfire
August 18 - Officer Moses Walker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department, gunfire
August 20 - K-9 Magnum, Anderson, Indiana Police Department, gunfire
August 28 - Corporal Marshall Lee Bailey, West Virginia State Police, gunfire
August 28 - Chief Herbert Proffitt, Tompkinsville, Kentucky Police Department, gunfire
August 31 - Trooper Eric Workman, West Virginia State Police, gunfire
September 5 - Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, California Highway Patrol, gunfire
September 8 - Trooper Bobby Demuth, North Carolina Highway Patrol, vehicular assault
September 9 - Officer Patrick O'Rourke, West Bloomfield, Michigan Police Department, gunfire
September 13 - Officer Bradley Fox, Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania Police Department, gunfire
September 24 - Sergeant Mary Ricard, Colorado Department of Corrections, stabbed
September 29 - Officer Colvin Georges, Virgin Islands Police Department, gunfire
October 5 - Patrolman Jonathan Molina, El Paso, Texas Police Department, assault
October 11 - Correctional Officer, Larry Stell, Georgia Department of Corrections, stabbed
October 23 - Officer Arthur Lopez, Nassau County, New York, Police Department, gunfire
November 7 - Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves, Puerto Rico Police Deparment, gunfire
November 12 - Officer Elgin Daniel, Henry County, Georgia Police Department, vehicular assault
November 14 - Deputy Anthony Rakes, Marion County, Kentucky Sheriff's Office, gunfire
November 23 - Deputy Scott Ward, Baldwin County, Alabama Sheriff's Office, gunfire
November 29 - Officer Tom Decker, Cold Spring, Minnesota Police Department, gunfire
December 2 - Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, US Coast Guard, vehicular assault
December 11 - K-9 Nash, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, gunfire
December 12 - K-9 Ivan, Tuscon, Arizona Police Department, gunfire
December 14 - Patrolman Martoiya Lang, Memphis, Tennessee Police Department, gunfire
December 15 - Deputy Christopher Parsons, Washington County, Missouri Sheriff's Office, gunfire
December 16 - Patrolman Angel Garcia, El Paso, Texas Police Department, vehicular assault
December 16 - Corporal David Gogian, Topeka, Kansas Police Department, gunfire
December 16 - Officer Jeff Atherly, Topeka, Kansas Police Department, gunfire
December 18 - Officer Sean Louis Callahan, Clayton County, Georgia Police Department, gunfire
December 24 - Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Police Department, gunfire
December 24 - Corporal Jimmie Norman, Bellaire, Texas Police Department, gunfire
May the honored fallen rest in peace.
6 years agoosiris32
Twas the Night Before Christmas, and shots were fired. Two officers gave their lives protecting their community during the biggest holiday of the year. Remember their names, and their sacrifices:
Police Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena, of the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Police Department, was shot and killed near the intersection of Underwood and Harmonee while on patrol. Shortly before 5:00 am dispatchers attempted to contact her but failed to received a response. Other officers began searching for her and found her body suffering from several gunshot wounds near the Wauwatosa Fire Department's parking lot. Officer Sebena's husband was later arrested and charged with her murder. Officer Sebena had served with the Wauwatosa Police Department for two years.
Corporal Jimmie Norman, of the Bellaire, Texas Police Department, was shot and killed after making a traffic stop near the intersection of Jessamine Street and Mapleridge Street shortly before 9:00 am. During the stop the subject sped away, leading the officer on a short pursuit. The subject pulled into a service station in the 5600 block of Bellaire Boulevard and struck a dumpster. A struggle ensued as Corporal Norman attempted to take the suspect into custody, prompting the service station manager to come to Corporal Norman's assistance. As the three struggled the subject produced a handgun and shot Corporal Norman and the manager, fatally wounding them both. The man continued to flee on foot but was shot and wounded when he opened fire on other responding officers. He was subsequently charged with murder and capital murder. Corporal Norman had served with the Bellaire Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and children.
6 years agoosiris32
Far too many to report for such a short time frame.
December 14, 2012
Patrolman Martoiya Lang, of the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department, was shot and killed as she and another officer served a narcotics search warrant at a home on Mendenhall Court. A subject opened fire on the officers at the scene, striking Patrolman Lang and her partner. Despite their wounds, the officers were able to return fire and wounded the subject. The subject was apprehended and is facing aggravated murder charges. Patrolman Lang had served with the Memphis Police Department for 9-1/2 years. She is survived by four children.
December 15, 2012
Deputy Sheriff Chris Parsons, of the Washington County, Missouri Sheriff's Office, was shot and killed from ambush after responding to a 911 call on Nugget Road, in Mineral Point, at approximately 2:10 am. An ambulance had also responded to the location as a result of the 911 call regarding an unconscious woman. As the woman was loaded into the ambulance her son exited the mobile home fired a single shot with a rifle, killing Deputy Parsons. The subject fled into nearby woods. He remained at large for approximately 15 hours until he turned himself in at a checkpoint setup near Mineral Point. Deputy Parsons had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for only two months.
December 16, 2012
Corporal David Gogian and Police Officer Jeff Atherly, both of the Topeka, Kansas Police Department, were shot and killed while checking on a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot, on the 1400 block of SW Huntoon Street, shortly after 6:00 pm. Several minutes after making contact with the multiple subjects in the vehicle one them opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Atherly and Corporal Gogian. A third officer on the scene was not wounded. The subject who opened fire fled in the vehicle. He was located in a home on Third Street where he barricaded himself for several hours. He was eventually shot and killed after exiting the home while carrying a firearm. Corproal Gogian was a U.S. military veteran and had served with the Topeka Police Department for eight years. Officer Atherly had served with the Topeka Police Department for just under two years.
December 18, 2012
Police Officer Sean Callahan, of the Clayton County, Georgia Police Department, succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day during a foot pursuit in Stockbridge at approximately 2:15 pm. He and other officers had responded to a domestic disturbance at a motel on Davidson Parkway. As officers attempted to arrest the male subject he began to resist and fled on foot. The officers chased the man around the motel where the subject opened fire, striking Officer Callahan in the head twice. Other officers returned fire, killing the subject. Officer Callahan was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following morning. Officer Callahan had only served with the Clayton County Police Department for four months.
Five officers in five days. This is not how the year should end.
6 years agoosiris32
As many of you may have seen on the news, on Tuesday there was a shooting at the Clackamas Town Center mall. That's about 4 miles from where I live. It's the mall that I grew up going to for new shoes, new school clothes, Christmas shopping, watch movies, and hang out. I know and am friends with many employees there, and who knows how many of the 10,000+ shoppers were there that day. I was going to post about this yesterday morning, but frankly, I was still trying to contact people I know, and process the event myself.
I wasn't there, thankfully. It was a close call, I had been debating telling Carole that we should take her son down there and let him run off some energy. Good thing I took my time making that decision, there was a news update on TV about it maybe 30 seconds after I heard several local police units roar past rolling code.
Watching a tragedy like that unfold in your own backyard is an eyeopener. This is suburban, white-bread Clackamas, Oregon. Very little happens here. It's the kind of place where I leave my car unlocked when I park in the parking lot. Then this.
Thankfully, several things happened to keep the bloodshed minimal. The shooter's gun jammed, which bought a lot of time for mall patrons to scramble to safety. The mall instantly went into lockdown, and that got a lot of people off the main floor and into backrooms where they were safe. The response time from the county sheriff could literally be measured in SECONDS, as the first unit on scene was there less than a minute after 911 calls started to pour in. And the mall patrons kept level heads during the whole incident, not resorting to panic.
Still, two innocent people are dead. Cindy Ann Yuille, a hospice care nurse and mother of two; and Steven Mathew Forsyth, a former employee of a local radio station, mall store business owner, and father of two. A third young girl, 15-year-old Kristina Shevchenko, remains in the hospital in serious but stable condition, with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. She was walking home from school, a route that took her through the mall.
The shooter has been identified as Jacob Tyler Roberts, a 22-year-old local resident. He died in a service corridor behind Macys from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His motives remain unknown, however search warrants have been served at his house, and hopefully we'll get some answers out of that.
We're all lucky that more blood wasn't spilled, but we mourn the loss of two good people, and hope for the best for a young girl. I'd ask that you keep them and their families in your thoughts.
A final word: events like these are lessons to us all. Our world, while increasingly LESS violent, is still not a safe place. Paranoia will get your nowhere, but VIGILANCE will keep you safe. So keep your eyes and ears open. Learn to recognize the warning signs when something is going wrong. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
6 years agoosiris32
December 2, 2012
Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne, of the United States Coast Guard Vessel USCG Halibut, was killed when the rigid hull inflatable boat he was commanding was intentionally rammed by a boat being used to smuggle drugs off Santa Cruz Island, California. Shortly after midnight, a U.S. Coast Guard aerial patrol had observed a suspicious boat in the area believed to be involved in narcotics trafficking. A boarding team was deployed from the USCGC Halibut to interdict and board the vessel. The boarding team made contact with the boat, which then accelerated toward them without changing course. The smuggler's boat struck the boarding team's boat, knocking Chief Petty Officer Horne and a shipmate into the water. Both crewman were immediately recovered. Chief Petty Officer Horne was transported to a hospital in Port Hueneme, California, where he succumbed to his severe head injuries. Two illegal aliens on board the smuggler's boat were taken into custody and the boat seized. Chief Petty Officer Horne had served in the United States Coast Guard for 14 years. He is survived by his expectant wife and one child.
November 29, 2012
Police Officer Tom Decker, of the Cold Spring, Minnesota Police Department, was shot and killed as he and his partner performed a welfare check on a man whose family believed was suicidal. Officers had attempted to make contact with the subject at his apartment but were not successful. They returned to the scene approximately two hours later. As Officer Decker exited his patrol car in an alley behind the apartment he was ambushed and shot twice with a 20-gauge shotgun. He was fatally wounded despite wearing his vest. The subject officers had initially attempted to contact was arrested and held in connection with Officer Decker's murder, but has been released pending further investigation of the murder. Officer Decker had served with the Cold Spring Police Department for six years. He had previously served with the Isle Police Department and Kimbal Police Department for an additional four years. He is survived by his wife and four children.
6 years agoosiris32
So I have some teeth issues. I inherited my mom's large teeth and my dad's small jaw, so I've had teeth that run into each other for my entire life. This causes areas where I can't floss and brushing doesn't do as much as you'd think. Which, in turn, causes decay and cavities.
Several months ago I had a filling break. I was trying to save up to get it fixed properly, but Tuesday things went down hill VERY fast. As in one moment everything is hunky-dory, then 15 minutes later I'm sitting on a bench in extreme pain. I called and made an appointment with my dentist, but couldn't see her til TODAY because I was working Bruce Springsteen last night (which was fucking awesome, BTW).
So I went in today, and turns out I had a very nice infection going. One of those really gross things where they drill into the tooth and a blood/pus mixture comes out. Yuck. This also means I get that wonderful thing known as a root canal!!
So for the next two weeks I get to run around with a temporary filling, a prescription for anti-bioltics, and pain meds. Which may explain why the writing in this journal entry isn't of the highest caliber.
On the plus side, I've worked a lot of shows recently, got to do Leonard Cohen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Church, and of course, The Boss. Next week is The Killers. Yay for making money!!
6 years agoosiris32
Deputy Sheriff Scott Ward, of the Baldwin County, Alabama Sheriff's Office, was shot and killed after he and two other deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call involving an emotionally disturbed person in the 11800 block of Mallard Lane shortly after 4:00 pm. The man's mother called police after arriving at his home after she was unable to contact him by phone. Upon her arrival she was unable to calm the man down. The deputies were speaking to the subject on the home's front porch when he suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire. Deputy Ward and one other deputy were shot before the subject was killed by return fire. All three deputies were wearing their vests. Both wounded deputies were flown to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in critical condition. Deputy Ward succumbed to his wounds. Deputy Ward was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He had served with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office for 15 years and had previously served with the Prichard Police Department. He is survived by his wife.
6 years agoosiris32
November 7, 2012
Agent IvÃ¡n RomÃ¡n-Matos, of the Puerto Rico Police Department, was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a robbery at a store near the intersection of PR-2 and PR-866 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, at approximately 8:40 pm. As the officers arrived at the scene, Agent RomÃ¡n-Matos pursued one subject while his partner pursued a second subject. The first subject opened fire and, despite wearing a vest, Agent RomÃ¡n-Matos was struck four times in the head and neck. He was transported to Doctors Center Hospital where he died a short time later. Both subjects fled the scene but were apprehended within 24 hours. Agent RomÃ¡n-Matos had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for seven months and was assigned to the 171st Precinct. He is survived by his wife and son.
November 12, 2012
Police Officer Elgin Daniel, of the Henry County, Georgia Police Department, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while assisting a stranded motorist on North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge. The motorist had run out of gas and was being assisted by Officer Daniel and a roadside assistance worker. As the roadside assistance worker put gas into the car a pickup truck entered the area and struck him and Officer Daniel before fleeing the scene. Both men were transported to a local hospital where Officer Daniel succumbed to his injuries. The roadside assistance worker was seriously injured. The driver who struck them was apprehended later that evening. He was charged with vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, hit and run, and failure to maintain lane. Officer Daniel had served with the Henry County Police Department for two years after retiring as a lieutenant with 26 years of service with the DeKalb County Police Department.
November 14, 2012
Deputy Sheriff Anthony Rakes, of the Marion County, Kentucy Sheriff's Office, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on U.S. 68, near Lebanon, at approximately 2:00 am. As he was approaching the car the driver opened fire with a small caliber handgun, striking Deputy Rakes. Despite being wounded, Deputy Rakes was able to return fire. The subject fled on foot but was arrested a short time later by members of the Kentucky State Police and Campbellsville Police Department. Deputy Rakes was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. Deputy Rakes had served with the Marion County Sheriff's Office for six years and had previously served with the Lebanon Police Department.
6 years agoosiris32
So yeah, I'm kinda hammered at the moment. The Oregon Ducks won over USC, so fuck yeah. I've been working a-fucking-LOT recently, which has made things difficult in terms of writing journals and doing shit with my girlfriend (who I'm still madly in love with, by the way).
I'm still in kinda nasty financial straights, but once my paychecks from the last two weeks start showing up, I'll be back in the black. But without AC/DC music. Or something.
As an aside, here's an image of a cat sneezing:
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