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John Mercure: Mercurey Rising

What a Hero Sounds Like

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There was an amazing scene over the weekend.  It took place outside Classic Lanes in Oak Creek. 

Just blocks from where he was shot 15 times and left for dead, Lt Brian Murphy made an unexpected appearance this weekend.  He showed up at a car show to thank members of the community who have been praying for him and his family.  His voice was hoarse, his walk was slow, but it was apparent his spirit is strong.

Lt Murphy, braced by family and well wishers, grabbed a microphone and addressed the crowd.  "I just want to thank you all for all your support," he whispered. "“I just want to let everyone know how appreciative I am, my family is for your kindness, prayers and support that means so much to us.”

What Lt Murphy did means so much to us.  Remember this is the guy that was the first one on the scene.  He bravely engaged Wade Page and other cops say Murphy's actions prevented further carnage.

His scars are there for everyone to see.  His hands are bandaged and there is a scar that runs the width of his neck. Lt Murphy wore sunglasses, Yet you could see the emotion on his face.



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