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(NBC News)   Off-duty NYPD officer sacrifices his own life to save family of seven   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 97
    More: Hero, Artur Kasrpzak, N.Y.P.D.  
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2012-11-01 03:11:58 PM  
Has the ratio of douche bags and assholes on fark finally tipped the scale?
 
2012-11-01 03:17:42 PM  
I hate speaking ill of the dead but....

Much of Staten Island lays in the mandatory evacuation Zone A, but many residents of this area defied the order. 

He declined an evacuation order and died, and he was a police officer? He and his family shouldn't have been in danger to begin with. But he's a hero...
 
2012-11-01 03:21:14 PM  
While it's admirable that he saved his family...
1. going to high ground during a flood is something that even the dumbest of wild animals can comprehend
2. he had days of advanced notice.. as did the family
3. going back to check things out in the lowest area of a flooded spot when everyone is already accounted for is rather... questionable
4. they probably could've evacuated
 
2012-11-01 03:21:16 PM  

kvinesknows: Renowned transvestite sexologist: kvinesknows: and its his own family.. so its really does not make him a hero.. especially since there does not seem to be any reason associated for him to "risk" his life since they were all saved already.

Based of yesterday's NPR story on this, he did save a couple people by pulling them from their rooms and taking them to the attic. Including a baby. He was in the process of looking for his father, who showed up in the attic right after he left, when he drowned in the basement.

how farking big is this house? seriously that must be a huge goddam house.


Between base salary, double or triple overtime for work detail, paid vacations for shooting someone, and the pension, these guys are raking in 6 figures easily, hence his giant mansion.
 
2012-11-01 03:21:22 PM  
If the flooding is so bad that you have to flee as high as the attic, I'm hoping you have a way to get out of the attic if it comes to it.

Also, not to downplay the guy's actions, but he didn't die saving them, he died doing something after everyyone was safe.

He probably died saving material possessions.
 
2012-11-01 03:27:02 PM  
vermicious k'nid: "Why is it whenever a cop does something while he's not working they have to mention he was "off duty"?"

It *may* have something to do with cops having very different legal and social responsibilities and powers when they're *on* duty.
I dunno; I could be wrong on that.

But it seems to me that when society hands someone massive powers of authority, they have a legitimate, implicit, interest in ensuring they're not being taken advantage of.
Whereas no-one is going to give a rat fark what prepress technicians do, on or off duty, because they aren't issued guns, badges, authority, the benefit of the doubt, etc.
 
2012-11-01 03:32:11 PM  

bl968: I hate speaking ill of the dead but....

Much of Staten Island lays in the mandatory evacuation Zone A, but many residents of this area defied the order. 

He declined an evacuation order and died, and he was a police officer? He and his family shouldn't have been in danger to begin with. But he's a hero...


Evacuating is for wusses.

Real heroes ride out hurricanes on small islands.
 
2012-11-01 03:33:50 PM  
Hero tag? I'm thinking a Darwin tag would be better suited.
 
2012-11-01 03:34:08 PM  

twiztedjustin: If the flooding is so bad that you have to flee as high as the attic, I'm hoping you have a way to get out of the attic if it comes to it.


Maybe he was getting a chain saw out of the basement.
 
2012-11-01 03:34:13 PM  
This is why most cops are assholes... all the honorable ones are dying for the sakes of others.
 
2012-11-01 03:34:46 PM  
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2012-11-01 03:48:24 PM  
Another moron with a badge and gun off the street. Guess the Hero tag is for Sandy.
 
2012-11-01 03:51:43 PM  
Let's see....

He defied an evacuation order. OK, he's an emergency responder; maybe he stayed in case he was needed, but...

He let his family defy an evacuation order.

He didn't die saving anyone at all.

He didn't die for a heroic reason.

He died because he went into the basement DURING A FLOOD.

No hero here at all. The man is a dumbass.
 
2012-11-01 03:59:36 PM  

Broom: Let's see....

He defied an evacuation order. OK, he's an emergency responder; maybe he stayed in case he was needed, but...

He let his family defy an evacuation order.

He didn't die saving anyone at all.

He didn't die for a heroic reason.

He died because he went into the basement DURING A FLOOD.

No hero here at all. The man is a dumbass.


All correct, but in society as it now stands, you must be declared the dumbass for saying it out loud.
 
2012-11-01 04:21:20 PM  
He also didn't sacrifice his own life.

He wasn't knowingly risking his own life. He just had an accident involving power lines and water.
 
2012-11-01 04:31:46 PM  
Woody: "What was that move where they kept going in the basement and everyone got killed? What was the name of that move again"?
Entire Cast of Cheers: "DON'T GO IN THE BASEMENT!"


Dumb move.
 
2012-11-01 04:33:20 PM  
If he personally was not allowed to evac due to being LE, he would have been at a different location, not his house, because he does no good to anyone as a first responder if he can't get to work due to being trapped in his house dead.
 
2012-11-01 04:39:39 PM  
Anyone else see the smirking guy on the left from the opening of Cheers? lancemannion.typepad.com
 
2012-11-01 04:55:23 PM  

CrazyCracka420: So he rescued everyone by getting them to the attic, and after everyone was safe, decided to poke around in the basement? How does that translate he died while saving people?...I'm confuzzled.



Because he is a Real American Hero and should be worshiped as such.
 
2012-11-01 04:58:19 PM  

kvinesknows: and its his own family.. so its really does not make him a hero.. especially since there does not seem to be any reason associated for him to "risk" his life since they were all saved already.

I revoke the hero tag and replace it with a dumbass tag


I second the call for the dumbass tag. It isn't heroic to get your family out of a shiatstorm when you are the one that put them in it in the first place.
 
2012-11-01 04:58:51 PM  
I don't want to post in this damned thread, but I feel I am obligated to do so.

Earlier today I posted in this thread that it would be nice if an intelligent cop actually existed.

I'm not sure how intelligent this particular pig was since he seems to have killed himself for no reason, but he at least seems like a decent guy for not abandoning his family like a typical asshat badge-wearer.
 
2012-11-01 05:16:17 PM  
Not to split hairs here, but he didn't give his life saving those people. They had already reached safety. He gave his life to check the basement.

/just sayin
 
2012-11-01 05:37:40 PM  

Quasar: Why were they all in a basement?


They were playing Twister.
 
2012-11-01 05:40:25 PM  

Ed_Severson: Not to minimize his heroism, but if there's a flood coming, why is your family in the basement to start with?


That's where they kept the canned peaches.
 
2012-11-01 05:45:24 PM  
trolls really out en masse today.

NYer.
 
2012-11-01 06:07:05 PM  

try fect taa daa: trolls really out en masse today.

NYer.


I feel like the troll is right in the headline, and in the cop fellating that goes on in these threads. A guy dies in a hurricane, and because he's a cop, we're supposed to worship him. Hey, he didn't die in the line of duty, he was just some guy helping out his family.
 
2012-11-01 06:13:29 PM  
Saving your own family and being an off-duty cop does not make you a hero, it does make you a good person.

/Does that make the accountant who saved his family a hero too? Except he does not have the spiffy uniform to wear for the picture.
 
2012-11-01 06:24:10 PM  
well i for one am glad the cop died and not the family of non-cops.
 
2012-11-01 06:31:47 PM  
Probably went back to the basement to retrieve his stash of steroids and payoff money.

Good riddance.
 
2012-11-01 06:39:26 PM  
He died trying to save his porn stash.
 
2012-11-01 06:42:03 PM  
Wow, can't wait for some of your family members to die. It'll be hilarious.
 
2012-11-01 06:44:39 PM  

Metetron: Wow, can't wait for some of your family members to die. It'll be hilarious.


I hope so. Otherwise it'll be really sad.
 
2012-11-01 06:49:35 PM  

Metetron: Wow, can't wait for some of your family members to die. It'll be hilarious.


If it happens because they ignored an evacuation order then you will be correct.
 
2012-11-01 06:57:45 PM  

AeAe: Ed_Severson: Not to minimize his heroism, but if there's a flood coming, why is your family in the basement to start with?

That's where they kept the canned peaches.


i1086.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-01 07:28:26 PM  
RIP, sir.

/Basement + salt water + electricity = death.
 
2012-11-01 08:34:00 PM  

Beerguy: Well, that is one way to save them.

I would have done the whole "get them evacuated a day or two before storm" thing myself.

But, that's just me.


Hero my ass. He should've heeded the warnings and left.

Jackass.
 
2012-11-01 08:44:35 PM  
new york's finest indeed. my thoughts are with the family of this heroic man.
 
2012-11-01 09:12:17 PM  

try fect taa daa: trolls really out en masse today.

NYer.


that make you feel special.... or "special" ?
 
2012-11-01 10:56:59 PM  
Once again, the people of NY are better people than everyone else in the country.

/yes, I expect bites
 
2012-11-02 12:35:56 AM  
I'm sure his wife is glad he's no longer there to beat her any more.
 
2012-11-02 07:17:35 AM  
What does him being a cop have to do with it? And hero? It's not like he carried them all up to the attic on his back through a hail of gunfire. He told them to get in the attic. How brave. Random dogs everywhere breath a sigh of relief!
 
2012-11-02 02:36:12 PM  

kvinesknows: and its his own family.. so its really does not make him a hero.. especially since there does not seem to be any reason associated for him to "risk" his life since they were all saved already.

I revoke the hero tag and replace it with a dumbass tag


What, you can smell your own or...?

/Good job, officer, no matter what anyone says.
 
2012-11-02 02:41:12 PM  
To everyone commenting "Ohmergerd! Dumbass tag, not hero tag!" should realize, as several other farkers have pointed out, he was looking for a missing family member. I doubt the officer was stupid enough to try & save his collection of vintage vinyl records or whatever people keep in their basement.

/One article does not the whole story make.
//thank you to the other farkers for posting more info
///just a Western Canadian who has nothing to do with this
 
2012-11-02 03:28:44 PM  

LisaNeedsBraces: To everyone commenting "Ohmergerd! Dumbass tag, not hero tag!" should realize, as several other farkers have pointed out, he was looking for a missing family member. I doubt the officer was stupid enough to try & save his collection of vintage vinyl records or whatever people keep in their basement.

/One article does not the whole story make.
//thank you to the other farkers for posting more info
///just a Western Canadian who has nothing to do with this


It wouldn't matter if he actually was pulling his family members out of raging floodwaters in his basement. He wouldn't have had to risk shiat if he hadn't ignored the evacuation order in the first place. The guy was a dumbass, and apparently so are you.
 
2012-11-02 04:15:37 PM  

LisaNeedsBraces: To everyone commenting "Ohmergerd! Dumbass tag, not hero tag!" should realize, as several other farkers have pointed out, he was looking for a missing family member. I doubt the officer was stupid enough to try & save his collection of vintage vinyl records or whatever people keep in their basement.

/One article does not the whole story make.
//thank you to the other farkers for posting more info
///just a Western Canadian who has nothing to do with this


How big was their house again?
 
2012-11-02 04:21:17 PM  
"As flood water surged into the house, Officer Kasprzak was able to get six adults and a 15-month-old boy into his attic to escape the rapidly rising water. Officer Kasprzak then told one of the women he was going to check the basement, but would be right back."

So, technically he sacrificed his life for something in the basement. Nice of him to share the attic with neighbors though.
 
2012-11-02 04:26:27 PM  

authorizeduser: "As flood water surged into the house, Officer Kasprzak was able to get six adults and a 15-month-old boy into his attic to escape the rapidly rising water. Officer Kasprzak then told one of the women he was going to check the basement, but would be right back."

So, technically he sacrificed his life for something in the basement. Nice of him to share the attic with neighbors though.


the basement is where most men hide stuff they dont want their wife to find, like.. pics of a lover, drugs, hush money, etc. knowing that it was flooding most men would try to get it out of there lest the flood cleanup people find it.
 
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