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Proud to Serve

Each September 11, I try to post something about my cousin Terry Hatton. He was the captain of FDNY Rescue 1 and lost his life in the line of duty at the World Trade Center. I recently received an email … Continue reading

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Worldwide Lance

Lance Harwell honored my cousin Terry Hatton on September 11, 2010. He flew an American flag over Afghanistan in an MC-12W. Lance sent me the flag along with a certificate that reads: “This American flag flew over the skies of … Continue reading

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War and Remembrance

During the wake for my cousin Terry Hatton, his father described Terry’s death as a casualty of war. Terry was captain of FDNY Rescue 1. He was one of the many brave firefighters to run into the burning World Trade … Continue reading

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Pentagon in 60 Minutes

Two forms of identification were required for my tour of The Pentagon. I used my driver’s license and my Dollywood Season Pass. The tour was arranged for the members of the FBI Knoxville Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association who had made … Continue reading

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Gone So Long

A face on the screen at the FBI Laboratory brought back a flood of sad memories. At the beginning of a briefing on evidence response teams and evidence analysis, they showed several victims of crimes including Melissa Brannen. She was … Continue reading

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Tragedy Minus Time

The souvenir that my son brought home from yesterday’s session of the Forensic Chemistry Camp reminded me that all businesses need to promote themselves, no matter what they sell. I could spend hours clicking on all the links on the … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Deaths

Social media is changing everything about the way we live. A local tragedy caused that message to hit home once again. Christene Rivera was murdered on Saturday. She was a listener who had “friended” me on Facebook in January. She … Continue reading

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Deliver Us from Evil

A blog post I wrote last weekend needs a follow-up post this weekend. An article about the rate of sexual abuse among all groups of men, not just Catholic priests, inspired me to speak up. Although the percentage of abusers … Continue reading

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Defending the Faith

Quick, name a group of people that has more sex abusers than any other. I bet you thought Catholic priests, right? The same way that Tiger Woods’ career has been reduced to a punch line, the priesthood has become associated … Continue reading

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