Police Lieutenant Wade Sharp – A Real American Hero

Police Lieutenant Wade Sharp – A Real American Hero

No greater love, the love of a Daddy for his children. Any man can be a father, it takes someone special to be a Daddy

 A Daddy isn’t always perfect, sometimes they do or say stupid things that make their children wonder about them, but when the chips are down, a Daddy WILL come through for you!

Wade Sharp’s final moments were a fitting end for a man who dedicated his life to protecting others, even if it meant throwing himself in harm’s way.

Violent winds howled through Sharp’s campsite Wednesday morning, tearing branches from trees and flinging acorns and debris around the campground on the Natchez Trace in Mississippi. In the midst of the raging storm, the Covington police lieutenant recognized some sign of danger and threw himself on top of his young daughter sleeping in the tent beside him.

It would be Sharp’s last act of heroism. Moments later, a tree came crashing through the tent, striking Sharp on the back of the head and killing him instantly but leaving his daughter unscathed.

“He was a hero all the way through his whole career, and was a hero to the end,” Covington Police Chief Richard Palmisano said, noting that there have been several occasions where Sharp has risked his own life to save others.

Sharp, 40, was a 19-year Covington Police Department veteran and the head of the agency’s criminal investigations division.

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Covington police lieutenant killed saving daughter

This is Wade Sharp. He gave of himself unselfishly. I am certain that he never gave a 2nd thought to his own safety, his 1st thought and duty was to protect the life of his daughter.

Covington, La. Police Lt. Wade Sharp

I have 3 children, a son and 2 beautiful daughters. I have 5 wonderful grands, and I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, I would lay down my life to save ANY of them.

Over the last few days the United States has been subjected to some very bad storms, violent weather, from Texas all the way up through the Mid-West and now into the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic sections of the country.

Tornadoes devastate South, killing at least 248

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) – Dozens of tornadoes ripped through the South, flattening homes and businesses and killing at least 248 people in six states in the deadliest outbreak in nearly 40 years.

As day broke Thursday, people in hard-hit Alabama surveyed flattened, debris-strewn neighborhoods and told of pulling bodies from rubble after the storms passed Wednesday afternoon and evening.

“It happened so fast it was unbelievable,” said Jerry Stewart, a 63-year-old retired firefighter who was picking through the remains of his son’s wrecked home in Pleasant Grove, a suburb of Birmingham. “They said the storm was in Tuscaloosa and it would be here in 15 minutes. And before I knew it, it was here.”

He and his wife, along with their daughter and two grandchildren, survived by hiding under their front porch. Friends down the street who did the same weren’t so lucky – Stewart said he pulled out the bodies of two neighbors whose home was ripped off its foundation.

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Tornadoes devastate South, killing at least 248

I am sure that there will be many stories of heroism and sacrifice that surface in the coming days. Americans are, for the most part, good and generous people that give of themselves to help their friends and loved ones. Our thoughts, hopes and prayers are with you in this time of need.

The story of Lt. Wade Sharp jumped out at me. He was a LAW MAN, his sworn duty was to serve and protect, and in doing so, in carrying through with his duty as a sworn officer, and as a loving father, he made the ultimate sacrifice, he gave his life to save that of his daughter.

Wade, I salute you Sir, and to your family, my most sincere and heart felt condolences. Wade, YOU are a HERO!

Wade didn’t sign up to BE a hero, but he sure became one in MY eyes.

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8 Responses to Police Lieutenant Wade Sharp – A Real American Hero

  1. The Flag Man says:

    I hate to read stories like this Fred. It just means we have lost another fine man and during these trying times we can’t afford to be losing ANY. He will still be looking over her I am sure and may God bless him many time over.

  2. mrchuck says:

    I “salute” you, brother in arms defending your citizenry, and your family.

  3. Robert says:

    In the wind officer. Sad story for sure.

    You know there’s some thinking out there in religious land that says we are in the end of days. Good people will disappear from earth during the final days. This type of stuff just makes ya wonder. A good man indeed.

    Prayers sent up for his family.

  4. Sage says:

    He was a courageous man and a dedicated father. His passing is regrettable.
    That being said, how many countries around the world are talking about help America with funds and aid for our situation….erm, no one? Don’t know, just wanted to ask.
    Thanks,
    Sage

  5. Sage says:

    If you and your readers think I sound cold, then I apologize for my comment.
    We always help others in the world but others don’t step up to offer us aid.
    Thanks,
    Sage

  6. capitalisa says:

    A hero, indeed. God bless him and his family.

  7. And there you go.

    That is a Hero.

    BZ

  8. Steve Dennis says:

    A selfless man who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that his daughter would live, there is no better definition of hero. I praise him and offer my condolences to his family for they have lost a truly great man.

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