Spirit of the Badge

School Zone Ticket - Fine Taken Away
Sunday, 30 October 2011 04:51

Yes, about 16 yrs. ago, in Erie, Pa. a police officer Richard Burchick, was shot and killed by a 18 yr. old kid, when officer Burchick was chasing him about a stolen car, reports of drugs, and gun fire comin from a car full of his buddys.

Officer Burchick left a wife and 3 young children behind.

Well the story deeply moved me, especially when they said what a nice guy and good policeman, officer R.Burchick was. I started visiting HIS TOMBSTONE, a few times a year, and was always overcome with emotion. Well one day i was in a School zone going 20 miles an hour instead of 15.All of a sudden a police car pulled me over and told me that, and said the fine was going to be expensive. After looking at my license and registration the officer out of nowhere told me to have a nice day.I was shocked that he didn't give me a ticket. Well to this day i really believe police officer Richard Burchick interceded to Jesus for me, because i would pray for his family and visit his grave about 3 times a year. You know they old saying, we reap what we sow. Thank you.May St. Michael the archangel intercede for all police officers!


Exceptional experiences are often shrugged off as oddities. Some people find them frightening and dismiss them. Some who have exceptional experiences are considered strange or even mentally ill-certainly deluded. Sometimes they are. These experiences, however, can touch the experience in personal and significant ways that cannot be dismissed as ideas of reference. Rather, they seem to catalyze a process that eventually can lead to the realization of the person's higher human potential. Lives, worldviews, and even identities can be transformed. When this process of transformation is initiated, an exceptional experience becomes an exceptional human experience.
--Rhea A. White
Article Becoming more Human as We Work
Transpersonal Methods for the Social Sciences, 1998