Murphy, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2007
John Cooper, a resident of the North Dallas suburb of Murphy, TX, is the kind of person who thanks police officers, firemen, and military service men and women he sees walking through the airport or dining in a local restaurant. To keep stride with the increase of crime and violence public servants deal with, recently Cooper has started giving out tangible "Atta-boys!" In April, he donated high-carbon steel swords for the Murphy police department's annual awards dinner as a gesture of appreciation for outstanding community service.
Recent statistics indicate that, among the country's 10 largest cities, Dallas has the highest rate of overall crime per 100,000 people at 8,063. (FBI Preliminary Crime Report for 2006, New York Sun, June 2007)
"They [Police officers] put their lives on the line every time they pull someone over for a speeding ticket," said Cooper who owns Real Armor of God.com, an online retailer (http://www.realarmorofgod.com) of medieval, Roman, Greek and Renaissance products. "I am fortunate to live in a community where police are friends of the people and quick to respond!"
Murphy Police Corporal Fred Manicas recalled meeting Cooper. "John saw us at a restaurant, introduced himself and volunteered his help." And, about the swords, Mancias added, "You are talking about a room of police officers. We love that kind of stuff. The recipients were beside themselves!"
Lately, Cooper has noticed an increase of orders coming from law enforcement officers and U.S. soldiers, alike. He has shipped swords and hand-painted shields--customized with a military squadron's logo--for commander awards ceremonies to overseas APO addresses in Iraq, as well as to bases in the U.S. "Military and police groups often buy our swords and shields as gifts for special occasions and awards," Cooper said. "It says 'thank you' in a way that will never be forgotten."
Most recently, Real Armor of God designed a custom painted shield using the "Lancers" logo of the 333d Fighter Squadron from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina. The shield was given as a special gift to Lt. Colonel William Acker, who was promoted to a new assignment. The soldiers repaid Cooper's work and quick turnaround service by sending him a photo of an F15 fighter jet signed by the squadron. "We'll do whatever we can to improve the morale of military personnel while they are serving our country," Cooper said. "The signed lithograph is the coolest gift we've ever received from a customer!"
For information about how Real Armor of God can help you honor a community hero or military personnel, please call Real Armor of God at 972-384-4451 or visit online at http://www.realarmorofgod.com.
Media interested in coordinating interviews with RealArmorofGod.com President John Cooper should contact Gregg Wooding, president, I AM PR public relations, (972) 567-7660 via cell, (972) 429-0724 office.
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