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Farmington Maine, Firefighters, Heros, Thin Red Line -

FARMINGTON — In the wake of Monday's explosion in Farmington that killed a veteran firefighter and critically injured several others, local fire department officials say they are focused on helping their own. Acting Fire Chief Tim Hardy started work at the Farmington Fire Department the year after Chief Terry Bell joined in the 1970’s. Bell’s brother Michael, who died in Monday's propane gas explosion, had been with the department for 30 years. Hardy says everybody in the department is doing what they can to help the Bell family and the families of other firefighters still hospitalized.  As the investigation into what caused...

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America's Keepers, Farmington Maine, Firefighters, Heros, Thin Red Line -

FARMINGTON, Maine - Firefighters were called to the Farmington Falls Road building at about 8:07 a.m. for a smell of propane. The explosion occurred minutes later. Authorities said the explosion, which happened around 8 a.m., was caused by a propane leak. First responders were called to the scene when employees smelled gas. The building—which was the center office for LEAP, a non-profit that serves adults with disabilities—was then evacuated. The deceased was identified as Fire Captain Michael Bell, 68, a 30-year veteran of the department. He is the brother of Fire Chief Terry Bell, 62, who was also injured during the...

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Colorado Springs, Firefighters, Heros, Paramedics, Thin Red Line -

A sheepdog named Oreo fell 60 feet from a cliff above Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs, officials say. Video shows firefighters rappel to rescue the dog, which sustained only a minor injury, officials say.   The Colorado Springs Fire Department Tweeted out details covering the rescue of Oreo the sheepdog. Oreo fell off a cliff above Helen Hunt Falls on the southwest side of the city.  #CSFD CSFD HI Angle Rescue. Upper Gold Camp parking lot. Near tunnel 3. Dog fell 60 feet. Crews making way there now. Media staging in upper gold camp parking lot. @CSFDPIO on scene...

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Heros, Police, Police Officers, Thin Blue Line -

MODESTO, Calif. — (kcra3) A Modesto farm is honoring a fallen officer through its annual corn maze. The face of fallen Newman police Cpl. Ronil Singh is subject of the 10-acre maze at Dutch Hollow Farms. Singh was shot and killed on Dec. 26, 2018, when he pulled over a reported drunken driver. Dutch Hollow Farms called the maze a tribute to Singh. The maze features the officer’s smiling face and his name. Every year the Modesto corn maze has a theme, and this year the community voted on social media to have the fallen officer honored. Farmer John Bos said he reached out...

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2A, 2nd Ammendment, Active Shooter, Gun control, Heros, Law Enforcement, Mass Shooters, Mass Shooting, Open Carry, Police, Police Officers, Second Amendment, Thin Blue Line -

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — The officer was shopping at the store in Hobart with his wife and kids when shots were fired, East Chicago police said.East Chicago police detective Bill Johnsen was shopping with his family at the Walmart at 2936 E. 79th Ave. around 4 p.m. Sunday. “Thanks to his quick thinking and heroic actions the suspect involved in this senseless shooting was taken into custody without further incident,” East Chicago police said in a statement. “Beyond the call of duty” East Chicago, Indiana Police described the actions of one of his officers who was with his own wife and...

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