It happened a little over a month ago.
Officer Randy White was trying to keep people safe. Keep them out of the way of a high-speed police chase. He almost succeeded, too.
No lives lost... except his own.
The stolen SUV he was worried about, that the other cops were chasing – it plowed into him, as he sat in his cruiser. He was declared dead at the scene.
We remember Officer Randy White, of the Bridgeport (TX) Police Department, as part of our special focus on National Police Week.
This week marks the one year anniversary of the worst earthquake to hit China in over 30 years. The earthquake struck Sichuan province on May 12, 2008, at 2:28 p.m., when students were taking lessons in schools. Thousands of schools collapsed in the earthquake, trapping students under the debris. Among the victims, 5,335 students died or are missing, said Tu Wentao, head of Sichuan's education department, according to state-run Xinhua news agency. More than 500 were permanently disabled. In Hong Kong, Professor K.M. Chan, an Orthopedic Surgeon, knew that many children, who were caught in the debris and had to have amputations in order to survive, were now facing a very long-term rehabilitation. He founded with a group of doctors the aid organization 'Stand Tall'. Its aim - to fit some of the most severely injured with prosthetic limbs. This group has treated thousands of patients, bringing some to Hong Kong, for checkups and rehab work, and is now working with officials in Hong Kong and Mainland China to build a new rehabilitation center closer to the patients' homes back in Sichuan province.
As CNN's Alex Zolbert reports for Impact Your World, this inspiring team of doctors is helping survivors of the Sichuan quake 'Stand Tall.'
To learn more about StandTall, visit their website: http://www.standtallchina.org/
To learn more about this and other organizations that are helping earthquake victims in China, please visit our Impact Your World page.
President Obama's next graduation stop: Notre Dame this Sunday. And that's sparking a major outcry from Catholics who say a pro-choice president should not speak at one of the nation's top Catholic schools. At 10:30am ET we'll interview the editor in chief of Notre Dame's student newspaper. Then Josh Levs will look at how the battle over this speech is playing out on the Web. Make sure you watch. And also let us know what you think - should President Obama speak at Notre Dame's graduation?
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