Friday, February 16, 2007


Last week, I wrote about Terry Wood being a hero for risking his profession in calling out the government on Divine Strake.

Since that time, I have thought about what it really means to be a hero.

We saw many instances this week where people displayed heroism.

~A young husband and father lost many members of his family in an accident caused by a drunk driver. He pleaded for prayers to go out for the drunk driver, teaching us all about forgiveness.

~When shots began to be fired at Trolley Square, Ogden Police Officer Ken Hammond had just finished eating a n early Valentine's Day dinner with his wife. Armed with his service pistol, and protected only by a sweater and his instincts, Officer Hammond went to find the shooter. He kept the shooter corralled until more officers could arrive.

~Whenever tragedy strikes, the folks at Valley Mental Health provide free counselling to the members of our community. But, requests for counselling were not the only ones VMH recieved. Citizens offered help with household chores for the employees at VMH to allow them more time to work.

~When Trolley Square reopened Wednesday, a woman was seen walking around with a sign that said "Free Hugs." Many people took her up on the offer.


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