“We almost lost him”

The Strong Blue Line Over the summer I met a police chaplain from California and gave her a copy of Winning a Gunfight. Earlier this fall, she called to say she was counseling an officer who was experiencing emotional difficulties after recently being in his third gunfight. The chaplain said, “We almost lost him. I […]
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The People You Meet at Hotels!

The Strong Blue Line This year’s travel schedule found me in Billings, MT (a couple of times). On one of those occasions I noticed a large private bus outside the hotel where I was staying. A quick inspection revealed that it belonged to a band from New Braunfels, TX. New Braunfels is close to where […]
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Busy Summer Comes to an End

The Strong Blue Line What a busy summer it has been—both in ministry and with the family! Immediately following the chaplains’ training in Lexington last month, I drove from Kentucky to Arkansas where I met up with Sherry. Her family is from Arkansas and we spent time catching up with them, some of which I […]
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Police Chaplains gather at Rupp Arena

The Strong Blue Line Lexington, Kentucky was the site of the Annual Training Seminar (ATS) for the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC). It was held at the Rupp Arena…no kin! The ICPC is an international, organization made up of chaplains and liaison officers from different faith groups and law enforcement agencies that offers professional […]
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Interview with Hero from Kansas City Costco Shooting

The Strong Blue Line On November 26, 2017, off-duty Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) Captain Michael Howell went to Costco to do some shopping. Little did he know that he was going to come face-to-face with Ronald Hunt, who went to that same Costco to do some killing. Howell was inside when Hunt entered the […]
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You Can Make a Difference!

The Strong Blue Line Recently, a young man from my home church, River of Life, (who also ministers at Cop Church) purchased 16 copies of Winning a Gunfight to give to the Shelley (Idaho) Police Department. Shelley is a small town just south of Idaho Falls where the young man grew up. Sixteen books were […]
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