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Law Enforcement Today | May 4, 2015

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In Memoriam: Patrolman Scott R. Thompson

April 12, 2015 |

Chief Lisa Parker of the Manchester Township Police Department in New Jersey, sadly reports the death of Patrolman Scott Thompson.

Patrolman Thompson, 47, was performing physical strength exercises in the Department’s Fitness Center as a part of the Department’s Wellness … Read More

The Getaway Driver

April 10, 2015 |

What do we do with the driver of the “Getaway” car? Is he responsible for the actions of those who exit/enter his car as part of the robbery or burglary of a premises when he drives them there or away? … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Juandre Gilliam

April 9, 2015 |

Chief Marvin Grogan of the Jeanerette Police Department in Louisiana sadly reports the death of Officer Juandre Gilliam.

Officer Gilliam, 22, was killed in a single vehicle crash following an attempted traffic stop and vehicle pursuit. As Officer Gilliam was … Read More

“My Hands Are Up”

April 8, 2015 |

My right hand went up; when I took an oath to support and defend the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Georgia.

My right hand went up; when I swore to faithfully enforce the laws … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Jared Forsyth

April 7, 2015 |

Chief Greg Graham of the Ocala Police Department in Florida sadly reports the death of Officer Jared Forsyth.

Officer Forsyth, 33, was participating in a departmental firearms training program at the Lowell Correctional Institution Firearms Range.

During the firearms training … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer David Colley

April 5, 2015 |

Chief Ernest Finley of the Montgomery Police Department in Alabama sadly reports the death of Officer David Colley.

Officer Colley, 24, was responding to a call with his lights and siren activated. As he entered an intersection, Officer Colley’s patrol … Read More

Using flashlights with handguns

April 3, 2015 | 1

When I went through LEO training (in the 60’s and 70’s), we were trained to fire our weapons with our strong hand and use our flashlights with our off hand. This kept the light about 3 feet away from the … Read More

Culture of Cowards

April 2, 2015 | 1

What are we doing to raise the next generation of heroes? Are we facilitating or stunting their development? I raise the questions because I fear American culture is breeding an unhealthy fear of taking risks, and the unintended consequence is … Read More

In Memoriam: Detective John Kelly

April 1, 2015 |

Chief Gorden Eden of the Albuquerque Police Department in New Mexico sadly reports the death of Detective John Kelly.

Detective Kelly, 36, was participating in a crisis intervention training exercise with other officers and first responders when he suffered a … Read More

You Might Be a Cop If …

March 31, 2015 |

In the vein of Jeff Foxworthy’s “you might be a redneck” shtick, here we find facts that are somewhat unique to law enforcement officers. These items are not meant to be funny, they are simply indicative that “You Might Be … Read More