Officer escorting Bush dies in crash

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  1. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    It was just flashed that an Officer escorting Bush was killed in a crash.


    Respectfully, dark_shadows
     
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  3. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Ohmy!!!! Prayers for his/her family.
     
  4. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    I am trying to find a link, appearently it just happened during a motorcade escort with Bush.

    Respectfully,
    dark_shadows
     
  5. Alice253

    Alice253 Live Every Moment

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    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=157&sid=1707085

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A police officer in President Bush's motorcade crashed his motorcycle and died Monday, less than a year after a crash in Hawaii killed another motorcycle officer accompanying the president.

    The 40-year-old Rio Rancho officer, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, crashed at the Albuquerque airport at a point where a road enters an underground parking garage, said Trish Hoffman, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department


    Here's you a link dark shadows. Much more at the link, too.
     
  6. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    My dearest Alice,:blowkiss:
    It is so very nice to see you and I appreciate your help. Thank-you for posting the link.

    All of my Love and Respect to you,
    dark_shadows
     
  7. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    I just saw this on Alice's link;

    "Any time there is a presidential motorcade, the officers, that's part of their job, they drive at a high rate of speed," Hoffman said.



    They speed everywhere they go?????


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  8. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    Hi Dark_Shadows

    I noticed that, too. Seems odd, doesn't it?

    Also read that the officer leaves behind a wife and two teenagers. :( My thoughts and prayers are with them.
     
  9. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    To my very dearest Liz,:blowkiss:
    It is a pleasure to see you.

    At least I am not the only one wondering why they speed. Why would a motorcade escorting the President speed?


    My thoughts and prayers are with the Officer's family also.
    Respectfully,
    dark_shadows
     
  10. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    To make it harder for a sniper to hit the president, I would think. I've seen presidential motorcades many times in New York and Los Angeles and, yes, they were always going very fast.
     
  11. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    Yes they do speed everywhere they go!!

    I was once misfortunate enough to be on one of the Florida interstates when the president was coming down ....
    I was not aware it was his motorcade until after but while driving part of the interstate narrowed to one lane for construction The motorcade almost got separated ..... Let me tell you how aggressive they were!

    They actually almost ran several people into the cement barracade refusing to let anyone through ....and even when a couple of people slid by (unintentional just going with the flow of merging trafffic)
    They passed them in ONE LANE.

    Yeah:) I flipped them off:)
     
  12. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    Dearest Nova,:blowkiss:
    Thank-you, I always thought that those vehicles were bullet proof among other things.

    All of my Love and Respect to you,
    dark_shadows
     
  13. Camper

    Camper New Member

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    While in downtown Washington DC summer of 2006 short distance from the White House, the presidents motorcade FLEW down the near cross street. IT was as IF they were on the way to a raging fire to put it out, figuratively speaking. IT was a now you see em now you don't. Incredible thing to observe.

    So sorry to hear about the officer.

    Would be interesting to know when this activity was instigated. WAS it after the motorcade in Dealy sp ? Plaza in Dallas, perhaps that motorcade was going waaaaay to slow.

    Maybe Barn Goddess can help us on that one, since she spent lots of time in DC.

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  14. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    My very dearest Amraann,:blowkiss:


    OMG!!!!
    I truly had no idea. Thank-you for posting that. I am very happy to hear that you flipped them the bird.



    All of my Love and Respect to you,
    dark_shadows
     
  15. IndyLaw

    IndyLaw GO ILLINI!

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    Here in Indy a couple of years ago, the police actually STOPPED all traffic on the interstate so the presidential motorcade could pass. And, yes, they were traveling very fast . . . which was good, since it got them out of the way faster and the rest of us could go on our way sooner.

    They wait on no one.
     
  16. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    Dear DS,
    You totally cracked me up!!!
    You always post the nicest most evenkeel comments, so to see you post the highlighted above totally made me laugh:)
     
  17. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    I'm sure they are. But as we have learned to our sorrow with our forces in Iraq, no vehicle is invulnerable to all explosives.
     
  18. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    To my dearest Amraann,:blowkiss:

    :blushing:

    Well I am just happy that you weren't injured.....

    Has anyone from the public been hurt or killed because of their driving? If so what would they do, write them off as Collateral Damage???


    All of my Love and Respect to you,
    dark_shadows
     
  19. cheko1

    cheko1 New Member

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    Amraan........That was hilarious. Thanks for a good laugh!!!!!

    Sympathy to the officers family!!!!
     
  20. dingo

    dingo Former Member

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    WE have President Bush visiting down here next month for the Apec meetings...I wonder will he be hooning around our streets....Laura cant make it as she has a bad back..that what she tells us anyway:rolleyes: :) .
    Thoughts and prayer for the family and friends:(
     
  21. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    I guess they would pay them off quick!!
    I was not injured as my sports car was umm faster then theirs!! and I was to young and dumb to realize why they were being a holes!!
     

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