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2012 Police & Peace Officers Memorial Day

September 30, 2012

Today was the 2012 Police and Peace Officers Memorial Day, where we take a take a moment to remember those who have given their lives in the line of duty. But it’s so much more than that. We must acknowledge the sacrifice of officers and their loved ones, the impact on those left behind, and […]

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Throw off the bowlines

September 25, 2012

Because this quote was too long for Twitter’s required max of 140 characters, I’m posting it here in support of all those officers who have put themselves out there on Social Media. Is Social Media an easy landscape to navigate as an officer? No. Do the ‘haters’ try and bring you down with their incessant […]

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Mistaken Identity

August 30, 2012

While working early this morning, I was stopped at the side of the road in an area well known for its drug dealers and those struggling with addiction. The passenger side window of my unmarked/blacked out police SUV was partially down, and I was surveying the goings-on in the block when a woman called out. […]

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Get-away gone awry

August 27, 2012

Proper decision making is clearly missing from all criminal endeavours. Take today. Two men plan and commit a robbery. They grab their loot, create complete chaos, and make their escape. But here’s where it goes terribly wrong, at least from the crook’s perspective: instead of having a get-away car, they rely on public transit. Bless […]

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Double Take

August 21, 2012

In 2005, another officer and I were each paired with young, prospective police dogs Hondo and Knight, litter mates from overseas. The other officer and I spent the next several weeks testing and getting to know the new dogs to see if they would make the cut.¬†They both did, and we all entered training together. […]

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