Drooling on the Pillow

Friday, June 17, 2005

Detective Gullace 

There's a story in the Times today about the incident at West District Precinct in Jersey City on Wednesday night.

A young man named Corey Harley, a former convict and member of the Bloods, was brought in with his girlfriend and two young children when, upon being told he was to be charged with domestic abuse, he pulled a .22 caliber handgun and started shooting up the precinct.

Michael Gulluce, a 37-year veteran of the Jersey City force, who had never before pulled his gun from his holster exposed himself to the fire in order to drag the young women and her two children to safety and covered them with his body as more than 60 shots were fired in just a couple of minutes. He was 15 days short of retirement.

On Thursday he received the first promotion of his career, 30 years to the day since he transferred in to the West Side station. He was made Detective. He and his wife, Geraldine, plan to spend weekends at the Jersey shore in his retirement.

He's 64 and he looks like he wouldn't turn down a Krispy Kreme if you insisted. But he's all cop. And a very brave man.
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