School Shooting Close to Home

Pastor Dave Coleman checked his phone and then interrupted the Thursday morning staff meeting at Watersprings Church, “Pastor Ty and Tim, did you hear there’s a reported shooting at a Rigby school?” We had not. Rigby is a small community in Jefferson County, ID, the adjacent county north of Bonneville, where the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy […]
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Shield 616

On November 27, 2015, at 11:30 am, 57-year-old Robert Dear Jr., armed with an SKS 7.62mm rifle, went to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO, and started shooting. The clinic staff heard the shots and called 911 as Dear made his way through the building shooting at random targets. Officers responded and a […]
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Three Chicago Officers Take Their Own Lives

Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) across America are hurting. Many are overwhelmed by a sense of hopelessness. This reality recently hit the Chicago Police Department (CPD) when two officers in the span of five days died by suicide. This comes after another CPD officer killed himself in January. Following the third suicide, Police Superintendent David Brown […]
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A Month of Gunplay

On February 1, Lieutenant Michael Boutte of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office (MS) responded to a call for a subject attempting suicide in Necaise. Lt. Boutte was shot and critically wounded as he exited his police cruiser. He was airlifted from the scene to a New Orleans hospital, but succumbed to his wounds. The suspect […]
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What a Mess!

The capitol building overrun by rioters, police officers hurt and killed, unarmed citizens shot…. Did you ever think you’d see such chaos in our capital? I never did. While the new president and his administration will no doubt change the direction of our country, what does it mean for law enforcement? Some agencies will be greatly affected, […]
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Officer clings to life while community prays…

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at about 2:30 pm, Charleston (WV) Police Officer Cassie Johnson was dispatched for a parking complaint. Officer Johnson arrived to investigate the minor infraction and found Joshua Phillips, 38, had illegally parked his vehicle on private property. The property owner called the police to have the vehicle removed. The officer […]
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