Friday, March 13, 2009

Bruce Maloy, Thank You

Not all heroes wear uniforms.

Bruce Maloy, 51, town comedian, pursued a mass-murderer on an Alabama highway. Maloy is dead, shot by the killer: but it's possible that by slowing Michael McLendon down, Bruce Maloy saved lives.

Enough said.

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Anonymous said...

Bruce Maloy is like the Oskar Schindler of Samson, Alabama. (Explanation: Schindler saves so many lives.)

Anonymous said...

Bruce Maloy is a direct descendant of the American Revolution and is of New England Yankee Stock.

Silver Eagle said...

I. Proposal
A. What? Nomination of Mr. Bruce Maloy deceased, of Samson, Alabama for either the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor or the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
B. Why? For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of citizenship in action on 10 March 2009, at Samson, Alabama.

II. Current Situation
A. Background Information. Bruce Maloy of Samson was stopped at a traffic light on Main Street in Samson, headed west toward his home. Shots rang out to his left at the Big Little Store, and the subject pulled out of the parking lot going east toward Geneva on Alabama State Highway 52. Two workers at Samson Feed and Seed saw Mr. Maloy whip his Isuzu pickup to the left, doing a U-turn and gunning it as he took off after the subject. With Mr. Maloy behind him, the subject fired shots at Bradley True Value Hardware store and a car stopped at a red light and kept going. Within seconds, both vehicles speed past his Craig's Cycle and Marine less than two car lengths apart. Witnesses heard two more shots and believes the subject was trying to get Mr. Maloy off his tail. Mr. Maloy's chase ended 2.4 miles from where it began. Damage to the front of Mr. Maloy's truck indicates he rammed the subject’s vehicle at least once, and the subject’s Mitsubishi had damage to its rear. Near Samson Plastic Pipe Plant along Alabama State Highway 52, the subject fired at least three shots at Mr. Maloy after a collision. Two bullets hit Mr. Maloy’s Isuzu pickup, a third went through the windshield and fatally struck Mr. Maloy.

III. Proposal
A. Relate proposal to policy, program, standard, criteria or plan. Congressional Gold Medal of Honor - more commonly known as the Congressional Gold Medal - the nation's highest and most distinguished civilian award. First awarded in 1776 to General George Washington, there have been over one hundred medals awarded. There have been two two-time winners - Major General Winfield Scott (1814, 1848) and John Horn, Jr (1874, 1904). Major General Zachary Taylor was awarded this special distinction three times: in 1846, 1847, and 1848.The medal has been awarded to individuals and groups from all walks of life. It was originally awarded to military leaders for achievement in battle, but became a civilian medal after the Medal of Honor was instituted. The medal is presented both for singular acts of exceptional service and for lifetime achievement. Congressional legislation is required to make the medal, and needs at least two-thirds of the House of Representatives to sponsor the legislation to the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy, Technology, and Economic Growth and 67 Senators to sponsor it to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Once the legislation is past, the Congress commissions the U.S Mint to design and create the medal. This ensures that each medal is unique, representing each individual and/or event that it has been awarded for. The legislation provides for duplicate copies of the medal to be cast in bronze for sale, on occasion.

Brian H. Gill said...

Anonymous #1 and #2,

Thanks, whoever you are.

Everybody else: can someone confirm this? Preferably with a URL of a reliable source?

Brian H. Gill said...

Silver Eagle,

Sounds like a good idea.

Thanks for the narrative.

And, when/if there are developments, please feel free to come back with another comment.

A URL to more information would be nice, too.

Anonymous said...

Bruce Maloy is of British, Irish, German, Swiss, Swedish, Finnish, and possibly Native American origin.

Brian H. Gill said...

Anonymous November 16, 2011 4:38 PM,

You could be right about that.

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