Red Friday and Thoughts……

With the tragic death of PC Keith Palmer, stabbed to death by a moronic follower of isis.

The killer was born in Kent as Adrian  Russell Ajao.  when his ideologies changed, he took many aliases including his current name, Khalid Masood.

This brave police officer started  his working life as a soldier in the Royal Artillery, before becoming a police officer.

This got me thinking of friends I knew in the military who went on to a second career as police officers.

Brother Apprentices, Doug Foley 22Pl (RIP). As well as Tom Macarthur 28 Pl, both served honourably with:

Ontario Provincial Police

 

Belleville City Police

Bob Cooper 22 Pl  (RIP) served with this police force: Belleville City Police

 

  I am also very proud to call

John Clarke former gunner with the Royal Artillery also known as (BRUMMIE) who served with this UK police force:

West Midlands Police

It is a well known fact that soldiers who become policemen bring a great knowledge with them, as well as honour and dedication.

Please read this link and have a thought and a prayer for PC Keith Palmer and his family, loved ones and brother officers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39376643.

The ongoing police investigation, made 8 arrests over night in Sussex, London, Wales and in the West Midlands. Bravo Zulu to these intrepid investigators.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-39355505

Please wear something Red Today to honour our military and those who serve as first responders.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

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Posted by on Jul 29, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

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