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Police Hand Out Tickets to Good Samaritans

This morning I read of two “good samaritans” who tried to rescue a lady from the Snake River. Sadly, they failed to reach her while she was alive, and after they “paddled” her body back to shore, they were stunned when an officer approached and handed them citations.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Canoeist Dennis Bohrn and his companions were stunned when they saw a woman jump off the Perrine Bridge, her body landing near them in the Snake River. Many in the group were crying by the time they managed to reach the woman and paddle her body to shore.

So Bohrn was shocked when an officer walked up and instead of thanking or comforting the group last Sunday, wrote out a couple of $85 tickets for failing to have life jackets on board either of the two canoes.

Read rest of the story here.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

6 replies on “Police Hand Out Tickets to Good Samaritans”

Good afternoon, Larry and Helen. There are some who operate strictly within the “letter-of-the-law,” forgetting completely the human spirit of kindness and gratitude.

You know what, though. Most people are probably not that way. That’s why it grabs our interest–it’s so unusual.

Helen, though, did I hear you say there are some nutty pastors? Surely you jest. 🙂

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