On the Police Heroes topic page we not only remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the mission to protect their communities, but we also recognize the many moments of heroism that all too often go unnoticed by the public or the mainstream press.
Lt. Brian Murphy was the first officer responding to last year's shooting rampage at the Sikh Temple. In a raspy voice, Murphy held the audience rapt in attention as he recounted how he was shot 17 times on that "beautiful Sunday morning." - Full Story
Sgt. Joe Szczerba, 44, was stabbed to death early today during a fight with a suspect he was taking into custody. Officers lined the streets as his body was escorted to the medical examiner's office. (News Journal Image) Struck down needlessly
This is an essay for my friends, all brave men, who willingly ran into those burning towers and participated in the largest rescue mission ever in the history of New York City - in the name of our security. (PoliceOne Image) Would you do the same?