Officer Down

Statistics are often nothing more than cold hard facts. Here’s the humanity behind the statistics: “She was a very happy person, always laughing with everyone here at the department,” is how Lt. Jason Samspell described Sergeant Kelly Jo Brubaker.[1] On Tuesday evening, November 19th, 2019, officers pulled Kelly Jo’s body out of the surf on Daytona […]
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Chaplains seek Winning a Gunfight seminar in Hawaii

Late last year I contacted Honolulu (Hawaii) PD Chaplains Andy Kikuta and Keoki Awai about the possibility of taking a Winning a Gunfight seminar to the Islands in October of 2020. Both chaplains are friends and we have discussed the possibility of a seminar in Hawaii for a couple years. Andy wrote me in a […]
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“A Deficit of Respect”

Attorney General William Barr recently wrote in an op-ed that there is “a deficit of respect” for America’s law enforcement officers. He went on to say, “There is no tougher job in the country than serving as a law-enforcement officer. Every morning, officers across the country get up, kiss their loved ones and put on their […]
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“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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