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From overcoming cancer to battling PTSD, the following diverse group of men and women have used their personal stories to inspire the world
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Fallen Hero!
LVMPD mourns the loss of a brave member of our crime-fighting family. Officer Charleston Hartfield was among the 58 concert-goers killed in Sunda...y night's mass shooting. This video shows the solemn escort of his body to Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Thursday, at 6PM, there will be a vigil for Officer Hartfield at Police Memorial Park, located at 3250 Metro Academy Way.

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We will hear a lot about the heroes and helpers in Las Vegas in the coming days and weeks. It's not surprising that a veteran is among the first to have given aid.

Gunfire rang out last night just two floors below Chris Bethel’s Mandalay Bay Hotel room.
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Great Heros
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Navy veteran Sailor Jerri rewrote the lyrics to the song "Hallelujah" then sings them. What do you think of her rendition? I love it!

Check out more from her website: https://www.sailorjerrimusic.com/home

Here's an update on the military response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico. A poll released this week showed that just under half of Americans did no...t know that Puerto Ricans are American citizens, which they have been for 100 years. In fact, the territory has had a proud and enduring tradition of its people serving in the United States military, and more than 100,000 of our veterans live there.

It will be a long journey to recover from Hurricane Maria, but we're glad to see our troops at work addressing some of the immediate needs on the island.

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The U.S. military on Thursday kept pace with 24-hour operations to send aircraft, troops, food, supplies and equipment to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as the islands struggle to recover after Hurricane Maria.
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"Those who fight monsters inevitably change. Because of all that they see and do, they lose their innocence, and a piece of their humanity with it. If they want... to survive, they begin to adopt some of the same characteristics as the monsters they fight. It is necessary. They become capable of rage, and extreme violence.

There is a fundamental difference, however. They keep those monster tendencies locked away in a cage, deep inside. That monster is only allowed out to protect others, to accomplish the mission, to get the job done.....Not for the perverse pleasure that the monsters feel when they harm others. In fact, those monster tendencies cause damage...GUILT, ISOLATION, DEPRESSION, PTSD. There is a cost for visiting violence on others when you are not a monster. Those who do so know one thing...The cost inflicted upon society as a whole is far greater without those who fight monsters. That is why they are willing to make that horrible sacrifice so that others may live peaceably.

Before you judge one of us, remember this...

We witness things that humans aren't meant to see...and we see them repeatedly. We perform the duties that you feel are beneath you. We solve your problems... Often by visiting violence upon others. We run towards the things that you run away from. We go out to fight what you fear. We stand between you, and the monsters that want to damage you. You want to pretend that they don't exist, but we know better. We do the things that the vast majority are too soft, too weak, too cowardly to do.

Your life is more peaceful.....because of us.

The current political climate in this country holds that there is nothing worth fighting for. Submission is the popular mantra. Warriors are decried, denigrated, and cast as morally inferior. We know how childish, how asinine, and how cowardly that mindset is.

We know this.....There ARE things worth fighting, and dying for. We know that not every problem can be solved through rational discourse...that some problems can only be solved through the application of force and violence. And, while we do prefer the former....we are perfectly capable of the latter.

We believe that fighting what others fear is honorable, noble, and just....and are willing to pay the price for that deeply held belief. Why? For us, it isn't a choice...

It is what we are. We are simply built that way."

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One of our own got the call to Houston. Surround our Responders in a protective light so that they may do their job without hesitation and in thy care.

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The extension will give those organizations a chance to improve the effectiveness of their programs and an opportunity to apply for funding under an upcoming “notice of funding.”
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