Archive for the ‘Memorial’ Category

9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0846

Monday, September 11th, 2017

MSNBC-National Geographic still screenshot; 9/11 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City.

0846 – Flight 11 crashed into the north face of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.


America is at war.

0850-0854 – Flight 77 is hijacked.

9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0800

Monday, September 11th, 2017


0814 – United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 carrying 56 passengers and nine crew members, departed from Logan International Airport, bound for Los Angeles International Airport, with five hijackers onboard.

0820 – American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 carrying 58 passengers and six crew members, departed from Washington Dulles International Airport in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Virginia, bound for Los Angeles International Airport, with five hijackers aboard.

0842 – United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 carrying 37 passengers and seven crew members departed from Newark International Airport, bound for San Francisco International Airport, with four hijackers aboard.

0842-0846 – Flight 175 is hijacked.

9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0700

Monday, September 11th, 2017


0735 – terrorists Atta and al-Omari board American Airlines Flight 11, along with the rest of the Flight 11 hijackers.

0759 – American Airlines Flight 11 departs towards Los Angeles International Airport.

9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0600

Monday, September 11th, 2017


0600 – terrorists Mohammed Atta and Abdulaziz al-Omari traveled to Logan International Airport from Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine.

0652 – fellow terrorist Marwan al-Shehhi called Atta at Logan to confirm the plans of the attack.

Please Support The Family Of Cst Mark Neville

Monday, September 4th, 2017

I just received news of a tragic car accident which took the life of Constable Mark Neville and injured his wife and sons. Mark was a member of the RCMP and the friend of a friend which makes him family. I know this news is shocking and has hit a lot of people very hard. You all have our deepest condolences, especially his family.

His colleagues have started a Go Fund Me Page to help his family during this trying time. If you knew Mark please consider donating to this cause.

This is the note which I have been authorized to share.


“Eric…. It is with great sadness that I am writing to you to let our brothers-in-arms know that one of our snipers and cherished friend, Mark Neville, has sadly perished in a vehicle accident in British Columbia on September 2nd. While travelling with his wife and 2 young sons, another vehicle crossed the center line and impacted Mark’s truck. He succumbed to his injuries at scene. His wife and two sons survived the incident and are recovering in hospital. Words cannot describe what our team is feeling right now.

Growing up in Canada’s north Mark was the embodiment of an easy going, humble, hard working, salt of the earth farm boy. He put people at ease with his demeanour, would give you the shirt off his back, and truly loved being a Mountie. In short, a man and a father that we all hope our sons will become.

Mark worked and trained extensively over the years with a number of your readers. In support of his family we have established a site to help his sons and wife. It can be found at;

Best Regards, Corporal James McLeod, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Emergency Response Team

Bill Orr, Founder of GT Distributors and Former President of NAPED, Passes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

New Bern, NC (August 2017) – The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED) is sad to announce the passing of one of our industry greats, William J. “Bill” Orr, founder of GT Distributors and a founding member of NAPED.
Bill passed away Aug. 21 at his home in Georgetown, Texas.

He will be buried beside his late wife, Charlotte, at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bill’s passion for firearms and Smith & Wesson® specifically, began in his youth. After his service in the Army and marriage to his college sweetheart, Charlotte, Bill managed an appliance store. On the side he bought and sold guns. In 1966, Bill was granted a Colt® distributorship while still running the appliance store. By 1972, Bill, with the help of Roy Jinks (Smith & Wesson historian), had received a Smith & Wesson Law Enforcement distributorship. He and his wife officially founded GT Distributors, so called because their first building sat on the Georgia and Tennessee state line in Rossville, Georgia.

Since those early years, Bill and Charlotte, and eventually their kids, built the business into one of the largest law enforcement distributors in the country. As a man passionate about collecting firearms, he was also passionate about business and was one of the original five members of NAPED in 1986.

“Bill will be sorely missed by everyone at GT and remembered as a man that was truly interested in everyone and every gun he met. He was an astute businessman and loving family man, who generously gave his time and energy to his employees,” Tim Brown, president of GT Distributors and of the NAPED BOD commented.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit to share condolences with the family and view the memorial tribute.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research ( or the charity of your choice.

The family will receive friends 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug 24 at the Heritage Funeral Home.

Rest In Peace Levi Adams

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Tragic news from our friends at Telluric Training. Rest In Peace Levi Adams.

For those who don’t know, Levi Adams, part of the Telluric family, was involved in a fatal car accident yesterday. We are all devastated by this tragic loss. Levi was a key member of the team here. More importantly, though, he was an amazing dad, a newly-married husband, a devoted son, a highly respected police officer, and genuine friend. He was a warrior, although very few people realized it because he was so gentle and warm. Despite his young age, he had tremendous character and strength- he was a rock that a lot of people depended on. He will be sorely missed.

Please join us in praying for his family.

Brad’s Story

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

When you see the name B. E. Meyers and Co, that ‘B’ stands for Brad. Unfortunately, he recently passed away. This is a tribute by B. E. Meyers & Co, to their founder.

As many of you know, my father, Brad Meyers, the founder of B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. passed away a bit over a month ago after an amazing life. We thank everyone for the tremendously kind thoughts and notes regarding his passing, and we were so happy that at the celebration of his life over 300 folks whose lives were impact by Brad joined us at his memorial. We miss him dearly.

We worked to bring together a small video of his life for the memorial, capturing his story and his vision, which we would like to share with all of you. Bringing this video together was a labor of love, and in the process of going through his old videos and photos, we found an audio interview that had been done with Brad by my sister, Rebecca, for a college project in 2010. We thought, “Who better to narrate the story of Brad’s life than the man himself?”.

On behalf of the Meyers Family and everyone at B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc., we hope that those that watch this will all take some inspiration from Brad’s infectious enthusiasm for life, his company, and helping the end user. He was always thinking about what could be, the quest for what’s next, what hasn’t been done, or what could be done differently. B.E. Meyers is a small company that fights the big fight. Our motto is – “Build it right, Save a life”. That’s us. That is our core belief. We are in this business to help good guys put down bad guys wherever they be, and we all take pride in that mission.

As you will see from Brad’s story, “crazy” ideas can lead you down a path you didn’t know existed. He would encourage us all to never be afraid to pursue what we believe in, never stop learning, never stop being curious, and never let anyone deter your dreams. Those were his Optics of Optimism.