Slog - The Stranger's Blog

Line Out

The Music Blog

« The Uncertian Future of Commun... | Backlash »

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Gone Fishing

Posted by on September 18 at 12:58 PM

This PI report , which concerns a retired Tacoma police officer (Copland, 64) who shot dead his fishing partner last week, points out that “Copland once saved the life of a shooting victim by plugging the wound in the victim’s chest with a cigarette pack.” For this achievement, he “received the department’s lifesaving award.” Two things: one, here we finally have incontestable proof that cigarettes aren’t always bad to human health; two, will the Tacoma’s police department demand he return the “lifesaving award,” seeing that Copland is back to zero (one life added; one life subtracted)?