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Law Enforcement Today | October 26, 2014

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LET Writer Trish Buchanan – Law Enforcement Hero!

October 16, 2014 |

Team LET is pretty proud of LET writer Trish Buchanan, the widow of East Hartford, CT Police Officer Paul Buchanan, who died by suicide in 2013. With no previous experience in writing, creating a charity, or organizing a 5K run, … Read More

If The Unthinkable Happens – Notes from a Police Widow

October 15, 2014 |

Officers are trained to consider all possible outcomes of a given call and to rely upon continuous training to provide the best possible solution to a problem at hand. Sometimes en route to a particularly dangerous call, an officer’s mind … Read More

Cold Case

October 14, 2014 |

I love old detectives. I work with two who had a combined 60 years’ homicide experience between them. I love their stories, and they were full of knowledge gained through experience. I listen to them, even when I know half … Read More

Verbal Judo / Speak Kune Do

October 13, 2014 |

Whether before the criminal act or after it, talking somebody down has always been one of the most delicate tasks that LEOs are faced with. Juries and citizen review boards will be quick to hang an officer if they believe … Read More

Cop Wife Cop Life

October 12, 2014 |

Thank you for: Living with bullets in the laundry, various drawers and bowls throughout the house

Meeting us on the porch at 3 am with a change of uniform and a bag to put the meth/blood stained one in

Not … Read More


October 11, 2014 |

Unfortunately, I am usually the bearer of bad news. I write most of the “In Memoriam” articles for Law Enforcement Today, documenting the details and circumstances leading to an officer’s line of duty death.

I am glad to present good … Read More

In Memoriam: Sergeant Michael Naylor

October 10, 2014 |

Sheriff Gary Painter of the Midland County Texas Sheriff Department sadly reports that Deputy Sergeant Michael Naylor was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Sergeant Naylor was shot as he and other deputies were attempting to serve an … Read More

Maryland Program Links Troopers and Special Olympians

October 9, 2014 |

I had the privilege of taking part in a Maryland State Police program recently with a young man named Jimmy Myrick. Jimmy has been a Special Olympics athlete for a long time, competing in events such as the 1500 meter … Read More

If Patrol Officers Sat in on Chiefs’ Oral Boards

October 8, 2014 | 1

Recently I watched a video of the current NYPD Police Commissioner, William Bratton, entitled “Cops Count, Police Matter.” I was thoroughly impressed and motivated by this leaders’ words, the way he said them, and his ability to connect with the … Read More

The New Normal

October 7, 2014 |

In 2010, I founded an organization named Hunting for Heroes. Hunting for Heroes (H4H) is a nonprofit organization that provides recreational therapy and counseling services to disabled law enforcement officers.

When this organization was founded, our mission was to connect … Read More