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Law Enforcement Today | September 1, 2014

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Maintaining the Combat Triad

August 25, 2014 |

Today’s LEOs are defending against more violence on the streets than in any time in modern law enforcement history.  If that weren’t challenging enough, LEOs are also encountering more advanced weaponry.  We are seeing large numbers of Internet-educated bomb makers, … Read More

In Memoriam: Chief Michael Pimentel

August 24, 2014 |

Elemendorf, Texas Mayor Evelyn Lykins, sadly reports Police Chief Michael Pimentel’s line of duty death.

Chief Pimentel, who is in his 60′s, was shot and killed during a suspect confrontation following a warrant arrest situation near the intersection of East … Read More

A Police Report from Ferguson, Missouri

August 23, 2014 |

The Ferguson Police Department in Missouri has released its police report recounting an alleged strong-arm robbery by Michael Brown on August 9. If you’ve been following the news, you know that shortly after the robbery, Brown was stopped for jaywalking. … Read More

Turmoil in Ferguson

August 22, 2014 |

Welcome to Ferguson, a town of slightly more than 21,000 residents in St. Louis County, Missouri. Before August 9, 2014, the 6.2 square miles were relatively obscure on a national stage.  Not anymore. They now have their own Wikipedia entry … Read More

BELIEVE 208: Run for the Brave and Finest / 5K Race in Memory of East Hartford Police Officer Paul S. Buchanan, Badge #208

August 21, 2014 |

BELIEVE….that has been the word that has resonated since the day my husband, East Hartford Police Officer Paul S. Buchanan Badge #208, drew his last breath on March 12, 2013.  I believe that Paul did not die in vain, but … Read More

In Memoriam: Sheriff Mark Hecker

August 20, 2014 |

Sheriff Mark Hecker of the Butler County Nebraska Sheriff Department has passed away as a result of a heart attack.

Sheriff Hecker, 53, fell ill during a struggle with a mentally-ill individual who he was attempting to take into emergency … Read More

In Memoriam: Lt. Patrick Libertone

August 19, 2014 |

Sheriff John Scott of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department in California sadly reports the death of Lieutenant Patrick Libertone.

Lt. Libertone had made a reckless driver in the Riverside area.  Lt. Libertone spoke with the driver and was walking … Read More

Police in Ferguson: Carry On With Your Duties Virtuously

August 19, 2014 |

We have seen the recent trouble in Ferguson, Missouri watching the live news feed of the violence being played out in the suburbs.  We have become almost immune to scenes of armored vehicles manned by uniformed personnel with automatic weapons.

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In Memoriam: Deputy Joe Dunn

August 18, 2014 |

Sheriff Bob Edwards of the Cascade County Sheriff Department in Great Falls Montana sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Joe Dunn.

Deputy Dunn was struck by a vehicle that was being pursued by officers from Great Falls along Highway … Read More

CrowdSourcing iPhone App Racist?

August 18, 2014 |

SketchFactor is an iPhone app that allows users to report “sketchy” people and places, along with a description.  The purpose of the app is to allow people to crowdsource crime prevention, giving themselves a virtual roadmap of safe vs. dangerous … Read More