“Stay with me, buddy”

It was just after midnight on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 when Denton (TX) Police Officer Urbano Rodriguez pulled over a white 2005 Chevy Malibu for expired license plates. Officer Randy Cole responded as back-up. Rodriguez contacted the driver, 44-year-old Michele Stacy, a person Denton officers were all too familiar with. Antwon Pinkston (33) sat in […]
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Minister-Warriors

The beautiful Idaho mountains can drain the health out of a man. At eight-thousand feet water freezes quickly in October, and there’s nothing better than a flowing spring of pure water to quench your thirst. I found such a spring and drank deeply from its waters. It was refreshing, invigorating, and nourishing—not to the body—to […]
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“I was paralyzed!”

“I was paralyzed. I didn’t know what to do,” said mail carrier Isaac Ferreria when he found himself smackdab in the middle of a shootout. We often think the most dangerous criminals lurk under the cover of darkness, but that’s not always the case, and law enforcement officers need to remain vigilant. It was around […]
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“I’m not a 9mm fan”

It was Sunday, and as usual, off-duty Ft. Collins police officer Mike Swihart was at church with his wife Linda. Four years earlier, he was dispatched to a traffic accident where a driver suddenly pulled a gun on Mike and shot him. He returned fire and shot the suspect. It had only been a little […]
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Respect…where did it go?

Recent stories of New York police abuse caught my eye this month. But it’s not what you might think, officers weren’t abusing people, they were the objects of abuse. As of the end of July there have been at least four separate “water attacks” on NYPD officers. Video footage show officers being doused with water […]
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Nothing is Routine

Policing is often described as hours of boredom punctuated by moments of excitement; I can attest that’s an accurate description. The problem is, most calls become routine and it’s these “routine calls” that take officers by surprise. An officer from Sour Lake, Texas was recently surprised at such a call. In the latest census there […]
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