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Hero cop credits his training
Written by Mark Nichols Master Patrolman Jeffrey King was recently honored for his life-saving efforts after he saved an 18-year-old woman who had been stabbed 15 times. Four other first responders from Allenstown, New Hampshire were also recognized for helping save the life of the victim.   According...
On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs
On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs
(From the book, On Combat, by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman)  Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval,...
Code Red
Code Red
Law enforcement in America is under attack. As of November 2, 2007 there have been 150 law enforcement officer deaths, which would put the profession on pace for the deadliest year since the early 1980s. So far this year there have been 58 officers killed by gunfire. The average tour of duty...
Big hearts with badges
Big hearts with badges
  Big hearts with badges   Big hearts with badges Written by Mark Nichols “’I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.” Supposedly some guy called Jesus of Nazareth said something along those...
They saved the victim and got the shooter
They saved the victim and got the shooter
  They saved the victim and got the shooter   Written by NLEOMF On evening of November 17, 2013, Officers Stephen Neff and Ratko Aleksis responded to a call of shots fired in Tempe, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb. As the first officers to arrive on scene, they immediately directed bystanders...
The Perforated Cross – A true story
The Perforated Cross – A true story
  The Perforated Cross – A true story Written by Brian R. Arnspiger The date was May 15th, 1977 when my life changed forever. I was a police officer with the Burbank Police Department in California. Working a special burglary suppression detail in plain clothes, I was driving...
Old habits die hard- recording interrogations
Old habits die hard- recording interrogations
Old habits die hard- recording interrogations Written by Mark Nichols Best patterns and practices have determined the best way to reduce one of the major flaws in the American criminal justice system: wrongful convictions. Getting something done about it is another story entirely, however....
Make an impression on kids with stickers
Make an impression on kids with stickers
Written by Tom Wetzel    We certainly want those perspectives to be positive. Understanding this better should help influence an agency’s community policing strategies to include how to best connect with young people. Developing their trust and support early is important. There are all...
When good cops leave the job
When good cops leave the job
Written by Ed Stamelos    When good cops retire and ultimately settle down to what they envision as life of fewer demands.  Naturally, thoughts will revolve around their continued existence, and what the future will hold in store. Before retirement becomes a gleam in the prospective beneficiary’s...
Stopping pharmacy robberies
Stopping pharmacy robberies
Written by Doug Long    It’s a place where king salmon sells in an open market and roasted coffees send the aroma of flavored lattes onto its streets. But Seattle, until recently, was also known as the leader in pharmacy robberies. Drug stores were under siege by a new kind of addict; one that...

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