Cop Killed During Fight

United States
September 30, 2008 9:00pm CST
Not the kind of fight you're thinking of... A cop was killed during a boxing match with a firefighter at a charity event. Police Officers and fire fighters were holding this event to collect money for the families of fallen cops and firemen....that's some cruel irony huh? These 2 men were boxing for fun...they were probably barely hitting to hurt, let alone hitting to kill! The cop was in a coma in the hospital for 4 days before passing away. I can't understand how something like this can happen! During a friendly, charity boxing match between two heroes, one is killed! It makes no sense to me what so ever. I can't even IMAGINE how that poor fire fighter is feeling! The cop left behind a yound wife and a six week old baby boy!! I'll I can say is what the h3ll!!?? *Of course some of the proceeds from that charity event is going to this officers family.*
4 responses
@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
1 Oct 08
That is so horrible. That poor firefighter is going to have a hard time with that one. It is a big shame.
• United States
1 Oct 08
Yeah I can't imagine how he's feeling!! Him or the cops family. Man...in an event that was suppose to be fun and helpful--there were 4 victims; the cop, his wife, his son and the firefighter. I don't know how any of them will be able to get over it! Hopely the mother and baby can help eachother.
@patgalca (14236)
• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Oct 08
Was that in Canada, Lily? I know one of these events was coming up in Montreal as I saw some of the cops being interviewed on the news. Perhaps it was the same event. This is truly tragic. These guys risk their lives on the street every day and then get killed playing a sport. I don't think boxing should be the sport of choice for a charity event though. How can you box without being forceful. Wouldn't a hockey game have been better? Canada's sport? This should not have happened. The wife... when her husband goes to work she doesn't know whether he will come home, but in this case she may have actually witnessed her husband getting killed.
• United States
1 Oct 08
No it was where I live, in Arizona! Geez I hope it doesn't happen again in Canada! Yeah, the risk their lives for us during their job...they shouldn't get killed during a time that is suppose to be fun! That's what I was thinking....just kept thinking, "oh my god, was she there!?"
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
1 Oct 08
That is beyong tragic and sad. I am praying for the families of the cop and for the firefighter too. I am hoping he find peace soon. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
1 Oct 08
I am too, thank you shelly. When I read the article in the newspaper; I was really heartbroken. It's just so unfair!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Oct 08
It only takes 1/10 of a pound per square inch to kill someone in the temple area-at least that is what I think I was told once. The human body is very, very fragile in some areas, even in fire fighters and even in police officers. Stopping the blood flow at the juggler vein or the carrodid (spelling?) artery by hitting in the neck isn't that hard. When in a fight, adrenalin is pumping, so the person's power is increased. Many people have been trained to fight so well, that they can break bones and even smash skulls. Knowing all that I know about fighting, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. You go to hit someone in the chest, the person bends his/her knees more or less and is shorter or taller than the original target and you hit different from your original mark. Trained Martial Artists, at least in my style are repeatedly told to stop changing height. A person goes to hit you in the chest and you bend your knees, you may present your neck or head to them suddenly. A person wants to hit you in your solar plexis to just knock the wind out of you and you stand up, now you get hit in the groin or in the pelvis. Also, we are taught to ideally stop our fist or kick at a moments notice, but that isn't as easy as you think. It's easier to learn to stay a height and stay there than it is to suddenly stop a punch at the last second so you don't kill the person, besides, there really may not be any time to do that. I like charity events where a person does bowling or something, a person can hurt a tendon, not get killed. I imagine the firefighter feels aweful. My brother who has a 60 IQ is actually very smart when it comes to fighting. A correction officer told him, "I hear you're really tough in a fight. Let's play fight." My brother told him, "I don't play when I fight." The CO hit him anyway and my brother hit him back. My brother dislocated the CO's jaw. So who was the smarter person there? The CO called and complained to my Father that my brother dislocated his jaw and he had to go to the hospital. My Dad spoke ot my Brother and then to the CO, "Did my son tell you he doesn't play when he fights?" "Yes." "And you fought him anyway?" "Yes." "Don't you think you deserve what you got?" End of conversation. If a person with a 60 IQ can figure this out, why can't anyone else?