You Can Make a Difference!

The Strong Blue Line Recently, a young man from my home church, River of Life, (who also ministers at Cop Church) purchased 16 copies of Winning a Gunfight to give to the Shelley (Idaho) Police Department. Shelley is a small town just south of Idaho Falls where the young man grew up. Sixteen books were […]
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Governor Huckabee receives copy of “Pistol in the Pulpit”

The Strong Blue Line Rodney Andreason is the Jackson County (FL) Emergency Management Director. Rodney stays busy teaching, coordinating, and informing individuals, churches, non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies how to prepare for active shooter events. Rodney and I connected last year when he learned of my books. He is instrumental in promoting both Winning […]
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“Thanks for Your Support!”

The Strong Blue Line Thanks so much for your support! Because of regular and one-time donors to The Strong Blue Line, copies of Winning a Gunfight are regularly given to officers across the country. If you don’t already do so, please consider supporting the ministry with a one-time or regular monthly donation. Also consider an […]
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“A Heartbreaking Shooting”

The Strong Blue Line On my desk is a name plate that was handcrafted for me by Officer Steven Prescott. Steve is one of eight officers who worked for me on the 8 pm to 4 am Downtown Bike Patrol shift from 1999 to 2002. Steve and the guys presented me the name plate when […]
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Thank you, officers!

The Strong Blue Line Tuesday, January 9, 2018 was the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Several Idaho Falls businesses showed their appreciation for officers in our community by offering discounts and expressing their support for law enforcement. The day before the event, I found an invitation stuck in my office […]
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January 2018 “Barreling into the New Year!”

The Strong Blue Line Policing runs deep in my roots, my grandfather, Roy Rupp, was a lawman. Before taking up farming fulltime, he served Mesa County, CO as a deputy and coroner. Grandpa wasn’t much of a talker, so I don’t have many stories of his lawman days. One thing I did receive from him […]
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