Sunday, April 18, 2010

Support HPD Officer Rick Salter

HPD Officer Rick Salter was seriously wounded during the execution of a narcotics search warrant in March of 2009. Now, he is a finalist for America's Most Wanted's All Star.

Show your support for a local hero by voting for Officer Salter by clicking here and following the instructions from there.

NOTE: You can vote once a day through May 3rd. So mark the link and keep going back!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just voted! I can't think of any other job in the world where you walk around each and every day with such a large target painted on your back. Thanks to all the law enforcement folks who do such a good job every day.

Anonymous said...

I can - CPS and APS investigators. They go into the worst situations and try to help people - and they do it without guns. Scary.

Anonymous said...

I never knew that CPS and APS workers ran warrants on dope houses.

PRECIOUS said...

CPS, APS and social workers have a lot in common but self sacrifice and great personal risk are not among them.

Anonymous said...

CPS worker goes to an apartment - alone - no gun - no back-up - and asks family about drug use, child abuse, etc.

Family hates CPS worker - wants them out of their business.

You're right - nothing dangerous about that situation.

And - all for less that 30K a year.

Anonymous said...

Okay, name me one CPS worker killed in the line of duty, and I'll shut up.

Anonymous said...

I know one that, although she wasn't killed in the line of duty, left CPS after seven months. She resigned after a father she was investigating began stalking her, calling her on her personal cell phone and threatening her job. Scarry? - ABSOLUTELY, especially when EVERYONE told her the man was mentally insane and needed psychiatric help.

Anonymous said...

Sally Blackwell-2006
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/3727403.html

BLACK INK said...

Anon 6:47,
A cook on an aircraft carrier, although at some risk, cannot be compared to the Marine who is engaged in actual combat.

Anonymous said...

If you happen to work for the IRS there is a slight chance you'll get a Cessna flown into your desk for your troubles. Does a high percentage of danger alone somehow make a job more noble? The five most deadly professions in the USA are commercial fishing, timber harvesting, aircraft piloting, structural steel and iron work, and garbage collection (think about that next time you roll the can out). Policing isn't even in the top ten -- but that's a good thing, and indicative of most officer's training and professionalism.

Salter's career didn't begin and end when he got shot, y'know. What about the thousands of times he managed to get the job done without anyone ending up hurt? That's what we should be congratulating this fella for.

Well done.

Roscoe P. Coltrane

Anonymous said...

Dearest anon 4:27 a/k/a social worker sympathizer:

The number of social workers killed in the line of duty in America over the past 10 years: 3

When that number is compared to traffic fatalities and heart attacks in the good ole' USA--it's more dangerous to drive to Mc Donalds to supersize supper and have a smoke than it is to be a social worker.

Anonymous said...

There has been some weird shit on this blog before, but "social worker sympathizer" thread? WTF? How on earth did these people become worthy or revulsion? How do we reach a point in the "my cock is bigger than yours" in a discussion of dangersous jobs?

Anonymous said...

And why is the standard a man's appendage? Very sexist of you.

Detective Agency said...

Definitely, I voted.
CPS and APS is most brave or unselfish group who are always ready to help the people.