Gunshots Ring Out – Day 4

Gunshots Ring Out – Day 4 – Shots
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As he was working, he heard shots being fired. He ran outside and beside a police car an officer lay on the cold ground. Bleeding from the left shoulder, the officer moaned, “Help me!” George helped the officer inside as he remembered the training he had received in the Army as a medic. He knew the wound needed attention. “Pressure to stop the bleeding,” he thought. The uniform company had been there that morning and had left clean shop towels. He used those and duct tape to bind the wound. 

“Hey, they say duct tape can fix anything,” he said, trying to make the policeman feel at ease. “Something for the pain,” George thought. All he had was the pills he used for his back. “These oughta work.” He put some water in a cup and gave the policeman the pills. “You hang in there. I’m gonna get you an ambulance.” The phone was dead. “Maybe I can get one of your buddies on that there talk box out in your car.” 

He went out only to find that a bullet had gone into the dashboard destroying the two-way radio. He went back in to find the policeman sitting up. “Thanks,” said the officer. “You could’ve left me out there. The guy that shot me is still in the area.” George sat down beside him. “I would never leave an injured man in the Army and I ain’t gonna leave you.” George pulled back the bandage to check for bleeding. “Looks worse than it is. Bullet passed right through ya. Good thing it missed the important stuff though. I think with time you’re gonna be right as rain.” George got up and poured a cup of coffee.. “How do you take it?” he asked. “None for me,” said the officer. “Oh, yer gonna drink this. Best in the city. Too bad I ain’t got no donuts.” 

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True Meaning of True Meaning of Christmas – Day 4 – Duct Tape Bandage
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