Remaining Sane

“How does someone stay in policing for so many years and remain sane?” To have a successful and long police career there are somethings law enforcement officers should know. Former LAPD Sergeant Joseph Wambaugh has written several police novels. In one of them was a quote that stayed with me throughout my policing career. One […]
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Forty-five Years on the Beat!

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Jeffrey Stagg has been on the job since 1977. The 67-year-old officer still works the same beat on the west-southwest part of Indianapolis he started patrolling 45 years ago. After high school, Officer Stagg joined the Air Force and served four years as a Security Police Officer. Following his discharge, he […]
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Five SAPD Officers Die by Suicide this Year

In 1984, I was a rookie officer on the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD). It was a tough year for the SAPD. That year, four SAPD officers took their own lives. One was from my cadet class. I didn’t get it. And like many of my fellow officers, I asked why. Oh, we really didn’t […]
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No Greater Love

Ethan Miller showed up at a grocery store in Bend, OR to kill. On Sunday evening, August 29, the 20-year-old Miller, armed with a rifle and shotgun, randomly shot in a nearby apartment complex where he lived. He made his way to the Safeway store and continued to shoot. One witness said Miller laughed as […]
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Four-year-old by shoots at Police

In February, Sadaat Johnson, 27, took his children for a treat. But Johnson didn’t receive the service he believed he deserved from employees at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Midvale, UT. Any reasonable person disappointed with customer service would request to speak with a manager. Johnson was not a reasonable person, and threatened employees by brandishing a pistol. […]
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“Pure hell”

Recently, violence against law enforcement officers has escalated. According to ABC News, the number of officers killed by gunfire has increased 20% over last year.[1] Not only are the attacks more lethal, but many are premeditated. The surge in violence is not limited to the large metropolitan areas. Violence has reared its ugly head in small […]
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