St. Paul's superhuman hero in blue

  • Article by: ANTHONY LONETREE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 4, 2009 - 9:16 AM
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julianas68Aug. 3, 0911:30 PM

Thank you for your good work.

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lizziepAug. 4, 09 4:27 AM

Being a cop isn't an easy job. Every day you go to work your life is on the line. Congrats to these cops and thank you all for the work you do. You, like teachers, are not paid enough for your work.

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oseafoamAug. 4, 09 4:28 AM

especially with a massive adrenaline rush. so yeah.

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jpberkaAug. 4, 09 8:09 AM

I agree that the term hero is used too much. It should be reserved for cases like this! You have no clue what it's like out there and yet you judge. What these folks did was to risk their lives while working for a salary that will never make them rich. You probably make at least as much as they do and have a much safer job at the same time. Don't give me this bull about how they're paid to do it. That's the same bull people give about soldiers, saying they knew what they signed up for. It's all bull. Nobody ever signs up to die and nobody truly knows how they'll act in an emergency situation. As for picking up a hot 300 pound engine block sitting at ground level on a man's chest, yeah right. Any fit male should be able to do this? I'd love to see you do it. I promise you that under normal circumstances, you'd get it lifted right off of him in time for the medical examiner's office to show up and declare him dead. What that officer did was nothing short of heroic!

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wicked71Aug. 4, 09 8:29 AM

Nice job McGinn! We need more people like you.

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N0JYCAug. 4, 09 8:46 AM

These great men and women who risk their lives every day so we may remain safe are my heroes. The word "thanks" doesn't seem enough. May God bless you and always keep you safe!

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actualbob99Aug. 4, 09 8:58 AM

... usually good-natured, even funny when the occasion calls for it. Yet you're never in doubt about who's in charge and who's calling the shots. THAT's command presence! I've wondered a long time how they manage it. It's gotta be in the water. (Some New York cops have the knack, others don't). Whatever the case, you just gotta love those Saint Paul cops!! These guys are fast becoming legends.

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swimraftAug. 4, 09 9:09 AM

Interesting that the fire rescue is the only case that wasn't self-inflicted or assault related. Answers the question: What you going to do, what you going to do when they come for you -- probably live thank God.

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tstacyAug. 4, 09 9:14 AM

It is great to see such dedicated people. We often only see the negative stories. People like this deserve far mor attention.

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blake42Aug. 4, 09 9:15 AM

Oh yeah? Then why didn't you do it? As far as hero goes, if the burning hot rib crushing engine block was on me--I'd have to say, yep, hero. Good job boys and girls who were honored!

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