In short summary, the Officer and this man were in a life-threatening altercation. The man almost stabbed Officer Boyd in the head with a knife, while the officer almost shot him before he was able to subdue him.
I’ve read a bunch of facebook posts and tweets today remembering and honoring the fallen souls from the heinous terrorist attacks of 9/11.
It struck me that it’s been 14 years since the attack.
I remember it like it was yesterday.
I love the summer time. Between the longer, sunnier days, taking the kids to the pool, and grilling hot dogs, what’s not to love?
All but the mosquitoes.
Through the magic of the “internets” I’ve recently been able to re-connect with my high school English teacher. As most of of my friends, students, and colleagues know, I am a high school dropout. I really didn’t impress too many of my teachers back then. In fact, I’m sure most of them wouldn’t even remember my name. I know I wouldn’t have if I were in their position. Out of sight, out of mind.
But Mrs. Moore was different.
Have you ever noticed how often things don’t go as you planned?
I was invited to give a short 15 minute presentation of my book to a Business Advisory Group at my university. I was honored they would ask me to speak and gladly accepted the invitation. I was actually looking forward to this because there were a good number of decision makers in the room.
The meeting was 2.5 hours long, and I was on the agenda for the last 15 minutes. That’s right. For a 2.5 hour meeting, I was the guy to go the last 15 minutes, right before lunch. They say never be the “guy standing before an audience and lunch.”
I was that guy.