Friday, June 11, 2010

HCSO: Deputy drowns attempting to rescue family dog

This is very sad.

Credit: HCSO

HCSO: Deputy drowns attempting to rescue family dog

by staff

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 8:10 AM

Updated today at 9:54 AM

BAYTOWN, Texas—Crews found the body of a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy early Friday who drowned while attempting to rescue his dog from a canal, according to investigators.

Investigators said Deputy Eddie Wotipka lived on West Cedar Bayou Lynchburg at Thompson Road. He had just returned home from his evening shift Thursday around 11:45 p.m. when his wife and the family dog came outside to greet him.

Neighbors told Wotipka about a pack of dogs at a nearby canal and he went to investigate, with his own dog following. The family dog either jumped or fell into the canal and Wotipka jumped in to try and save him, according to investigators.

The wife then jumped in to help her husband and both found themselves in trouble with the strong currents and swift waters. Neighbors were able to pull the wife to safety, but they could not reach the deputy.

Neighbors said Wotipka went under the water twice, and did not resurface the second time.

Emergency crews searched the waters for hours, but could not locate the deputy. They finally found him around 5:30 a.m. and a brigade of deputies rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Wotipka had been with the force since 1993.

The dog also died.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday Hero

Pvt. Carlton W. Barrett
Pvt. Carlton W. Barrett
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
U.S. Army

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Carlton William Barrett, United States Army, for gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June 1944, while serving with the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action in the vicinity of St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France. On the morning of D-day Private Barrett, landing in the face of extremely heavy enemy fire, was forced to wade ashore through neck-deep water. Disregarding the personal danger, he returned to the surf again and again to assist his floundering comrades and save them from drowning. Refusing to remain pinned down by the intense barrage of small-arms and mortar fire poured at the landing points, Private Barrett, working with fierce determination, saved many lives by carrying casualties to an evacuation boat lying offshore. In addition to his assigned mission as guide, he carried dispatches the length of the fire-swept beach; he assisted the wounded; he calmed the shocked; he arose as a leader in the stress of the occasion. His coolness and his dauntless daring courage while constantly risking his life during a period of many hours had an inestimable effect on his comrades and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Houston taco stand owner kills tip jar thief

Don't touch my stinkin tip jar,, si si.

A mobile taco stand owner shot and killed a man he said stole a tip jar from his truck last weekend.

The shooting happened in the 8300 block of La Porte Road about 2:45 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The suspected thief, identified by police as Benito Pantoja, 24, was shot at least once in the left shoulder and was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he later died.

No charges have been filed, but police said the case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury for review.

When patrol officers were dispatched to the scene they found Houston Fire Department paramedics treating Pantoja.

Officers later determined that Pantoja had stolen the taco stand's tip jar and that the owner, whose has not been released, shot him as he tried to run away.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Stimulus for We Taxpayers

Sometime this year, we taxpayers will again receive another 'Economic
Stimulus' payment.

This is indeed a very exciting program, and I'll explain it by
using a Q & A format:

Q. What is an 'Economic Stimulus' payment ?

A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q.. Where will the government get this money?

A. From taxpayers.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?

A. Only a smidgen of it.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?

A. The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a
high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China?

A. Shut up.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the U.S. economy by
spending your stimulus check wisely:

If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will
go to China or Sri Lanka.

If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the

If you purchase a computer, it will go to India,Taiwan or

If you purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico,
Honduras and Guatemala ..

If you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan or Korea.

If you purchase useless stuff, it will go to Taiwan .

If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go
to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.

Instead, keep the money in America by:

1) Spending it at yard sales, or

2) Going to ball games, or

3) Spending it on prostitutes, or

4) Beer or

5) Tattoos.

(These are the only American businesses still operating in the U.S. )


Go to a ball game with a tattooed prostitute that you met at a yard
sale and drink beer all day!

No need to thank me, I'm just glad I could be of help.

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