Vigilance is Critical

As we head into a new year, it doesn’t appear 2022 will be any safer than the last couple years for law enforcement officers (LEOs). It used to be police departments were safe places. Not anymore. Officers need to be in “Condition Yellow” even while at their agency. Over the last couple years, we’ve seen the […]
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Trouble at Home

Domestic violence is a serious problem in America. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that on average domestic abuse occurs to nearly twenty people per minute in the US.[1] Law enforcement officers are not exempt. Last month this was highlighted by a tragic incident in Chicago involving a married couple, who were both police officers […]
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Shootout on Train

A routine inspection for illegal contraband turned into a tragedy for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) last month. On Monday, October 4th, DEA Supervisory Agent Michael Garbo (pictured) and another agent were conducting a routine drug inspection at the Amtrak Station in Tucson, AZ. The agents detained a man and were escorting him from the […]
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Violence hits the Rookie and the Veteran

Tragedy struck officers at both ends of their careers last month. On September 15th, at around 11:30 am officers in Independence (MO) received a call that a wanted man was wandering around in a residential area. Independence PD Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans and his Field Training Officer were dispatched. Twenty-two-year-old Officer Madrid-Evans was only two-months out […]
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Mom Shot Dead

A 29-year-old Chicago Police Department (CPD) officer and mom was shot dead on Chicago’s streets. Officer Ella French had recently returned to patrol duty from maternity leave. On Saturday night August 7th, Officer French and her partner, Officer Carlos Yanez Jr., stopped a car for a minor traffic violation—expired license plates. Officer French contacted the […]
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Ambushed!

Ambushed! Early Wednesday morning, on July 7th, a Chicago Police Department (CPD) undercover officer and two federal Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents were ambushed shortly after leaving the CPD’s Morgan Park District station. The officer and agents were fired upon while en route to a joint investigation. Two of the three law enforcement officers (LEOs) […]
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