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Law Enforcement Today | September 16, 2014

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In Memoriam: Officer Daryl R. Pierson

September 5, 2014 |

Chief Michael Ciminelli of the Rochester Police Department sadly reports the death of Officer Daryl R. Pierson.

Officer Pierson, 32, was shot during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect following an attempted traffic stop and foot pursuit. Pierson and … Read More

Law Enforcement Copes with Mentally Ill Offenders

September 5, 2014 |

You might expect to find our country’s largest mental illness center to be a hospital in New York or California. But it’s actually in Illinois, and it’s not a hospital— it’s Cernak, an infirmary in the Cook County Jail. On … Read More

CA Bill Taking Guns from the Mentally Ill – Medicine or Poison?

September 4, 2014 |

When I heard that California was considering another restriction on firearm ownership via CA Assembly Bill AB1014, I was very skeptical.  I believe that the 2nd Amendment is an individual and not a collective right.  On the other hand, I … Read More

FBI’s National Threat Assessment Does Not Include Radical Islamic Terror

September 3, 2014 |

The 2013 National Threat Assessment on Domestic Terrorism has been unveiled by the FBI. This document is intended for the law enforcement community to provide a guidebook and insight into the current pulse of threats within our borders. The report … Read More

Swatting Places the Police and Community at Risk

September 2, 2014 |

Recently Littleton Colorado’s SWAT team responded to an office complex to overcome a reported Active Shooter alleged to have taken hostages. This is good policing except for one thing:  an Active Shooter Incident was not in progress and nobody was … Read More


August 31, 2014 |

Brothers on my left, Sisters on my right,

Blue as far as the eye can see….

That’s what the Thin Blue Line is to me!

From that line there comes a light For all the world to … Read More

In Memoriam: Constable Cleveland “Cleve” Johnson

August 30, 2014 |

Justice of the Peace, Kay McNutt of Titus County, Texas sadly reports the death of Precinct 2 Constable Cleveland Johnson.    Constable Johnson, 57, was killed in a single vehicle traffic crash two miles east of Highway 67.

Texas State Department … Read More

They Live Among Us

August 29, 2014 | 1

As we debate the situations in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York, I hope that law enforcement is keeping an eye on the calendar as September approaches.

ISIS has made it plain that they plan to fly their flag … Read More

In Memoriam – K9 Kye

August 28, 2014 |

Chief Bill Citty of the Oklahoma City Police Department has reported that K9 Kye died as a result of stab wounds.

Officers of the Oklahoma City Police Department received a report of a burglary at a local business.  As officers … Read More

In Memoriam – Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi

August 27, 2014 | 2

Superintendent James Tuller of the Puerto Rico Police Department sadly reports the death of Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi.

Agent Amaro-Fantauzzi, 35, was shot several times during a drug investigation and raid at the April Gardens Public Housing Community in Las Piedras.  … Read More