Mayhem in America

Daily the national media cover the violent attacks on America’s law enforcement officers. Up until now, I’ve refrained from commenting on this in The Blue Line newsletter. Even now, I will refrain and allow God’s Word to speak. Hosea 4:2 can be a headline describing what is happening today in several major US cities, “There is swearing, […]
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“No Greater Love…”

As we all know—perhaps now more than ever—policing is dangerous. Danger comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s when officers are trying to help others, other times it’s when officers are trying to make an arrest. In May, America lost two warriors in tragic traffic accidents. Both were hit by fellow officers who were responding to […]
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Gunfight in Overland Park, Kansas

“We’re not used to this so we’re asking the city, state, [and] country for your prayers,” said Officer John Lacy, public information officer for the Overland Park (KS) PD. Early Sunday evening, on May 3rd, 2020, Officer Michael Mosher was on his way to work when he witnessed a hit-and-run accident. Phillip Carney (38) fled […]
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The Grind Goes On

At 4:38 am, on March 8th, 2020, Knoxville, TN police received a call for the body of a female laying in the middle of a street on the city’s westside. Officers responded and found the dead woman suffered several gunshot wounds to the torso. An investigation led them to a residence six miles away where […]
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Springfield’s Roving Killer

Shots rang out across Springfield, MO late Sunday night, March 15th, 2020. For twenty minutes, police dispatchers were flooded by calls for gunshots being fired at various locations throughout the city. “In essence we had a roving active shooter moving from the southside of the city up,” Chief Paul Williams later reported. The last calls […]
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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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