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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Well Done!


Posted by Hello

It may come as a surprise, but I have been somewhat ... critical of my former state, New Jersey. Too many people who are not nice. But in fairness, when someone does such a great job as this, I will be among the first to say, "Well Done!"

Police Officer Michael Gullace of Jersey City, 64, a 38 year veteran two weeks from retirement, was working at a desk Wednesday night when he heard gunfire in the station. He grabbed the gunman’s girl friend and two young children, and threw his body over them. When a detective returning fire at the suspect ran out of bullets, Gullace tossed him his own weapon, so he could keep firing.

The gunman, Corey Harley, 27, was being booked for domestic violence when he opened fire. He was hit numerous times and is in the hospital. Two officers were shot; one is in good condition and one was treated and released. Gullace, the girl friend and the kids were not harmed.

Gullace has been instantly promoted to Detective. He still has two weeks until retirement, but his pension checks will be bigger now.

He is my hero!

6 Comments:

  • At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    YEA! That was great news - many thanks for sharing. We do have some exceptional police officers throughout NJ. It is unfortunate that only those who are less than stellar make the news more often. Detective Gullace does us proud!

     
  • At 1:05 PM, Blogger Mellie Helen said…

    A hero, indeed!!!

     
  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger Brenda said…

    I love it when the good guys win.

     
  • At 6:52 AM, Blogger Gerbera Daisy said…

    Yep, there are good people in NJ. Too bad they have to make the news before people realize that.

     
  • At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Greg, Yeah we need more heros, go here: http://navyseals.com/community/navyseals/socom_digital.cfm and read the article under 'Todays Picture' about Major Mark Bieger. Guys like this are hard to find.....

    Steve

     
  • At 10:51 AM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    It's nice to enjoy the success of a hero. High praise from Brenda, whose Dad was a police officer. Steve's post was poignant: a Major comforting a dying three or four year old girl after the Iraq insurgents terror bombed a car where a lot of little kids were greeting U.S. military people. Heroes, too.

     

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