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Law Enforcement Today | August 31, 2015

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In Memoriam: Former Deputy Sheriff Barry Sutton

August 23, 2015 |

Sheriff Tim Burkhalter of the Floyd County Sheriff Department in Georgia sadly reports the death of former Deputy Sheriff Barry Sutton.

Deputy Sutton was employed by the Floyd County Sheriff Department from 2009 until April of 2011 when he took … Read More

In Memoriam: Corrections Officer Tronoski Jones

August 22, 2015 |

Sheriff Ron Hickman of the Harris County Sheriff Department in Texas sadly reports the death of Corrections Officer Tronoski Jones.

Officer Jones, 26, was dealing with an inmate who was being moved from a recreation area to his jail cell. … Read More

Elderly People Rescued Me In A Lot of Ways

August 20, 2015 |

“What are we doing here? We’re solving problems. We go from job to job, solving problems as quickly as we can.” ~Officer John “Sully” Sullivan, “Third Watch”

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the elderly, sympathetic to … Read More

In Memoriam: Sergeant Joseph Abdella

August 19, 2015 |

Chief James Craig of the Detroit Police Department sadly reports the death of Sergeant Joseph Abdella.

Sergeant Joseph Abdella, 49, died suddenly of a massive heart attack while he was working his normal shift at the Detroit Police Department’s Mounted … Read More

In Memoriam: Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell

August 17, 2015 |

Sheriff Ken Furlong of the Carson City Sheriff Department in Nevada sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell.

Deputy Howell responded to a domestic assault with other officers shortly after 2:00 am. He located a female on the … Read More

That Hero

August 16, 2015 |

She saw that hero; he was not perfect;

He did not wear masks or capes.

That hero she saw was human;

He bled and wept and made mistakes.

She saw his tools, duty belt, and gun,

The job that was … Read More

In Memoriam: First Lieutenant Arthur Green

August 15, 2015 |

Gary Hagler, Chief of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, sadly reports the death of F/Lt. Arthur A. Green III.

F/Lt. Green, 58, was killed late Sunday night when the Piper Cherokee plane he was piloting crashed … Read More

More Controversy about Stops-and-Searches

August 13, 2015 |

The New York Police Department received some good news recently when court-appointed mediator Philip Zimroth praised the NYPD in his report about stop-and-frisk practices in the Big Apple. But the debate about stops on city streets is continuing, with the … Read More

In Memoriam: Deputy Craig Whisenand

August 12, 2015 |

Sheriff Robert Huston of the Taswell County Sheriff Department in Illinois sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Craig S. Whisenand.

Deputy Whisenand, 44, was killed in a single vehicle crash while he was responding to a domestic disturbance … Read More

In Memoriam: Sergeant David Gibbs

August 8, 2015 |

Colonel Rodney Brewer, Director of the Kentucky State Police sadly reports the death of Sergeant David Gibbs.

Sergeant Gibbs, 42, was killed in a vehicle crash on wet roads during a sudden down pour during a severe storm. Sergeant … Read More