Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Heroes


I am back from my pilgrimage south and have many stories to tell. I am so happy to be back in my own little home with my bed! It was not meant for two adults and three dogs to share a queen bed. We will all rejoice tonight when we climb into our bed.
But that is not the story in my mind. You see my Daddy and my Mama in the picture above. Have you ever seen sweeter looking folks? Well...... looks can be deceiving! This sweet duo were driving along, minding their own business, when they spied a sheriff's car with the door open and a struggle in progress. Did they simply dial 911 and wait in their vehicle? No, not these two. My Dad asked the deputy if he needed help and when the deputy answered in the affirmative he got out of his vehicle and presented himself for service. The detainee had managed to free himself of those pesky hand-cuffs and was attempting to over power the deputy.
When Daddy asked what he was needed to do, the deputy said he needed to cuff the man, so my Dad picked up the cuffs and applied them, not so gently to the prisoner. While Daddy did that, Mama got out of the car and picked up the deputies keys that he had tossed to the center of the highway to prevent them from being taken by his prisoner.
The prisoner in question was being transported for medical treatment and was in custody for armed robbery. I don't know whether to be proud or angry at them for putting themselves at risk. Since it all turned out okay, I will be proud. But I don't want these two to make a habit of being heroes!
I would have thought that the local news affiliations would have looked them up for the human interest story. But they remain anonymous in their little escapade. Well, they were until I wrote this!

15 comments:

luksky said...

Sounds like a scene straight out of a movie. :-)

Jilly said...

They're so cute...I can just see them now.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

No wonder you are such a great gal having spectacular parents like that. Be proud - they are the best. I understand your fear for them but thankfully it worked out well. This is such a heartwarming story for me to end my day.

Glad you are back and looking forward to hearing how things went.

Carol said...

I agree full heartedly with MOB, you are a great gal, coming from fab parents! YEPPER!!

Glad it turned out OK, and thanks to two wonderful people for helping that law offical, and phooey to the dummy your dad cuffed!

Sandi McBride said...

OMG! It's folks like that that make our jobs worth while Kathy...I am so proud of them I could cry! Should they have stopped and helped? How can I say no when I know that had it been me in the same situation I would have been so grateful for civilian backup...please tell them that for me...a retired Cop that still bleeds blue...hugs to them!
Sandi

otin said...

That is awesome! The world needs more people like them!

ellen abbott said...

Well, good for them.

Welcome home.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

That is awesome - what wonderful parents! That was so cute of them (since it turned out well) and so crazy of them (if it hadn't). I know that 911 would have been the "thing" to do but I'm sure they were thinking they could help the deputy faster themselves than waiting on backup.

I'm sure you're very proud of them.

Alix said...

Oh be proud! Be definitely proud! So many people would have simply looked the other way... or not noticed to begin with.

You folks ROCK! And you're not half bad yourself, Missy.

Glad you're home safe and sound. Looking forward to hearing about your pilgrimage - all the bittersweet details. Love you! XO

The Good Cook said...

Your folks live the title, "The Greatest Generation".. they know that ordinary people can do extraordinary things when called upon.

Bad guys beware of elder American's - they may look innocent enough....

Kudo's to them and kudo's to you!!!

Brian Miller said...

ha. what a cool story! you obviously came from good people. welcome home! smiles.

lifein3dee said...

Oh goodness. What brave parents you have! I'm glad they got through the ordeal safely.

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Not long ago, we saw a tiny little Police Officer in a bit of a struggle with a man twice her size. My good hubby-buddy and I stopped and loitered, just in case she needed help. When the bad guy noticed that there were at least a dozen more loitering couples nearby for backup, he decided to calm down and allow the Officer to cuff him. I guess he decided that going peacefully was far better than being pummeled by a dozen protective men and maybe their wives, as well.

I'm so proud of your parents. But you tell them not to EVER do anything like that again.

I write too much, but I just wanted to add that I just responded on your next post and I'm so glad I saw this one, last. I needed the chuckle to overcome the tears. You are in my prayers.
~ Yaya
Yaya's Home

Sunny said...

Wow, how brave! I'm so glad it turned out okay.
Sunny :)

Pat said...

No wonder you're so full of piss and vinegar! LOL! What brave parents! They should be commended for their act of bravery! Seriously. Write to the Today show and tell them about it! It will be their 15 minutes of fame!