Surely everyone by now has heard of or read of the off-duty policeman who died during Hurricane Sandy. As the reports go, he saved 7 family members by moving them from their quickly flooding basement in their Staten Island home, up to the attic during the storm surge. Going back to check the basement one last time; family members say that he never returned. He had drowned on that final trip to inspect the basement. Of course there are always the first responders, who despite best efforts frustratingly watched, unable to get to, several fires and emergency evacuations. Reports of heroic actions are all over the media. Remember the sad , desperate days taking in the toll of 911? Again, the stories of heroism were at an all-time peak.
The media will often shed more light on the positive actions, even heroic actions, of those in harms way or those helping victims. It’s good copy after all. Continue reading