Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sunday Evening

The picture I'm including is of one of  my favorite early morning traffic people, Sgt Johnny with the Washington State patrol.  He's on the early morning local news each week day.  On Thursday Oct 6th, a man climbed  a sign over Interstate 5, and tried to hang a large banner from a freeway sign, snarling traffic for several hours.  This same man did this Oct 4th last year.  Only that time he carried a small gas can up with him.  Sgt Johnny was called on then to "talk him down" and  this time the man asked for Sgt. Johnny.  So, he bravely climbed a fire truck ladder, shook the man's hand  and spoke with him about 10 mins and then the man agreed to climbed down with Sgt Johnny's help.  He was transported to a mental health facility and hopefully he'll be ok.  The Sgt. stated "that it may have been a suicide attempt, as his mental state seemed worse this time."  He also said after the incident "all life is worth preserving."   You know...sometimes people don't have a very nice opinion of law enforcement but when you hear about an incident like this, you gotta admit we are blessed to have some fine people out there, putting their lives on the line for all of us.

Well, my weekend is over...I went to church this morning and it was great.  Our new pastor is wonderful !  The wind and rain Friday evening left my front lawn littered with debris from my big cedar tree.  So I went out this afternoon and went over it with the lawn mower, to clean it up a little.  That's much easier than raking it.   I finally got caught up on 10 days worth of news papers that had piled up, took out the recycling bin for emptying tomorrow, and have a big pot of vegetable soup on the stove (yummy).  I hope everyone had a marvy weekend.  Until next time.....Linda 

5 comments:

yakima127 said...

What a nice guy Sgt. Johnny is!  It is hard to believe he has not been burned out with people, having probably seen a lot of bad in his profession...JAE

ally123130585918 said...

Loved your picture, what a lovely man Sgt Johnny must be, how wonderful to talk this man down, who obviously has a problem,  let us hope he gets the help he needs...Glad your weekend was good, hope the coming week is even better....Ally

jlocorriere05 said...

Glad you had a good weekend and enjoyed your soup. Sgt Johnny must be very brave, no way could I have gone up on that ladder to save someone. Jeannette.

jeanno43 said...

Sgt Johnny sounds lovely, we need more like him. Glad you had a good weekend.

labdancer51 said...

I agree with Jeannette, Sgt. Johnny sounds great!

Sandra xxxx