After reading the Feb. 6 article, 3 cops fired, 3 suspended for loafing on duty, it was great to see the flipside. Detective Jimmy Pardinas was stabbed several times by an escaping convict in Texas. Most of us would have called 911 to report our location and collapsed, but I was amazed as I listened to tapes of his call. He gave a full description of the attacker and gave the direction in which he was heading. When his partner arrived at the scene, he reported that Pardinas was hardly breathing. I applaud Pardinas, who gave what could have been his last breath of life to protect the nearby citizens of Texas from this maniac.
Mark Rocawich, Miami