Friday, May 14, 2010

National Police Week: Part Three, Law & Order Ain't Free

National Police Week is May 9th through 15th, 2010. The D.C. Events will be from the 12th through 16th.

Today's Events:
Today the 8th Annual Honor Guard Competition begins at 8:30 a.m., corner of 4th and Pennsylvania NW.

The Emerald Society Pipe and Band March starts about 6 p.m. at 415 New Jersey Avenue, around Capitol Hill.

Today's Tiny Tribute:
This is Number Three in a Five-Part Series celebrating Police Officers: Jack Webb with the asshats that pay his salary. A classic.



Good luck to all the honor guard contestants. It is a grave and wonderful thing you do. Your excellence means, in the times of deepest stress and sorrow, that honor and brotherhood will continue perpetually.

It's my understanding that you do this as volunteers. Which makes Jack Webb even more relevant today.

6 comments:

Bob G. said...

Ann:
ALRIGHT...'ya got my man, Joe Friday!!
Great video.

Wish they would run that show (all the eps, even the B&W ones) on TV land.

Jack Webb was a remarkable person both on AND off screen...
Helluva writer, too.

Nice job with this.

Have a great weekend.

Ann T. said...

Dear Bob,
Did you ever see the movie where Jack Webb is a newspaper editor? Basically he goes all the way through it helping the characters in his newsroom until somebody disses the Fourth Estate.

Then he becomes Joe Friday,
I love Joe Friday,
Ann T.

the observer said...

Ann T:
Yes, that's an awesome clip!

You and your readers might enjoy a couple of galleries of photos of ceremonies from around KC.

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/12/1942374/area-police-departments-commemorate.html

http://kansascitykansan.com/blogs/nick-sloan/photos-kck-police-memorial-service/7247

Have a great weekend!

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
Thanks for the links! You have a great weekend too!

Ann T.

Bob G. said...

Ann:
Never saw that mob=vie, BUT, I have seen Webb in THE D.I.

Powerful movie about boot camp.
Let me know the title of the newspaper movie...love to see it.

:)

Ann T. said...

Dear Bob,
I had to look it up but the name of it is "30". Filmed in 1959.

There you go. IMDB.com has a full filmography. I had no idea he had done so many different things!

Ann